This past week was more like November than April, and Milwaukee had nearly 4" of rain in just 4 days. The normal rainfall for the entire month is 3.56". After being at record low levels just a few months ago, local streams and rivers are raging and spilling over their banks. The Fox and Milwaukee Rivers are experiencing Top 5 flood levels and the highest since the record levels in 2008. If the rain wasn't enough, snowflakes will fall tonight across the area with no accumulation and lows near 30.
After a cold and dreary week with highs only in the 30s, Saturday will have a little sunshine with highs in the 40s, and Sunday will be near 50 with showers and thunderstorms around all afternoon and evening. The rain and 50s continue into Monday before another brief break from the rain on Tuesday. Keep the umbrellas nearby because another huge storm system will bring heavy rain and storms into SE Wisconsin by Wednesday and Thursday. At least it will be about 10 degrees warmer this week, but it remains dreary and damp until Friday.
TONIGHT: Cloudy and cool with scattered light rain changing to light snow
Little to no accumulation
Wind: W 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny, windy and cool with a few flurries
Wind: W 10-20 gusting to 25 MPH.
SAT NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a snow shower.
Low: 31 Lakefront...27 Waukesha.
Wind: Light SE.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy and foggy with showers likely and a T'storm.
Highs: 46 Lakefront... 54 Waukesha and inland.
Wind: SE 10-20 MPH gusting to 25 MPH.