MILWAUKEE- Cold and dry autumn air has invaded the state as a Canadian air mass settles into the Midwest and Great Lake states. High temperatures will stay in the middle forties both days across the state this weekend with low temperatures in the thirties and twenties. There will be a mix of sunshine and clouds both days across the state and no rain possible until Tuesday for Milwaukee.
The wet weather of October has helped the drought situation across southeast and southern Wisconsin, taking the extreme category of drought totally out of the state. Heavy rain falls have taken Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties out of the drought categories altogether, while Milwaukee, Dodge, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties are downgraded to abnormally dry. Western Waukesha and Jefferson Counties are downgraded to moderate drought status, along with Racine and northern Walworth Counties. Kenosha and southern Walworth Counties are still in a severe drought
The heaviest rain in October was centered around Lake Winnebago, with many areas from between Sheboygan and Fond du Lac Counties and Green Bay receiving between four and six inches of October rainfall. In some areas of Fond du Lac County there was more than three inches above normal rainfall for the month, while the rest of southeast Wisconsin was around one or two inches above normal in October.