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  • Ugly & Active Weather Again!

    With support from the upper levels of the atmosphere, deep low pressure will continue growing to our Southwest throught day. As it tracks closer, that storm center will drag a massive amount of Gulf moisture Northward. Look for showers and some thunderstorms to develop during the day today. That precipitation really kicks up in intensity overnight tonight, into Thursday and Thursday night, and lingering into Friday. During this period many locations could pick up between 2 and 4 inches of rain. With that much on top of all the liquid from last week we're going to need to be on guard for potential serious flooding. It's worth noting that the record for April's monthly rainfall in Milwaukee is 7.31 inches back in 1973. We've already picked up about 4.27 inches. If this pattern persists, this could be a record setting month for precipitation.

  • More Flooding Rain

    Tuesday was normal with a high of 54 and lots of sun, but the forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for more heavy rain the rest of the week. The clouds increase overnight with lows in the 30s and it will be cloudy for the rest of the week with rain showers and t'storms developing on Wednesday with highs in the mid 40s and a brisk NE wind.

  • Last spring day before heavier rain returns

    This will be the last day with a nice feel of spring to it with mostly sunny skies and temperatures topping out in the low 50s under a light wind. A stray shower is possible this afternoon and overnight tonight but mostly it will be dry.

  • Sun Today, Sog Tomorrow

    It's a break in what still promises to be a very wet week. Timing is everything, and after last night's showers, we should have a mostly dry day today with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures will sink back to seasonal averages in the low to mid 50s. Another wave approaches us tonight and tomorrow with significant upper level support, packing a bigger punch. With an a lot more moisture on the way, we could see precipitation rates similar to last week's intense rainfall. With the clash in airmasses overhead, there may be some rumbles of thunder, too during the day on Wednesday and especially into Wednesday night. The damp weather will remain for Thursday and Friday with another temperature downturn leading to some snow mixing in and perhaps even a bit of wet accumulation by the end of the week. Have a great Tuesday!

  • More Rain and Cool Temps

    Monday was the warmest day of the year so far with a high of 62, but the forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for more rain and cooler temperatures this week. Expect scattered rain showers overnight with lows in the 30s and a light breeze.

  • Spring is here... temporarily

    It's the warmest day of the year so far thanks to a warm-front that bumped Milwaukee up to 62° at 2am. Another round of rain is expected through the late afternoon and early evening, coming to an end early tonight, dropping a tenth to a quarter of an inch into the bucket.

  • Another Active Week!

    Get ready for another very active week weatherwise as several disturbances will set their sites on Southeast Wisconsin. While many of the daytime hours will be dry on Monday and Tuesday, there will be periods of showers early and late both days and into each night time, too. We'll get some peeks at the sun both days, too, with brighter skies on Tuesday. Monday promises to be the warmest of the week with readings rising above average, even topping 60 degrees in some locations. Widespread showers and thunderstorms return midweek with temperatures tumbling leading to snow mix potential toward week's end.

  • Rain Late Tonight, "Most" of Monday Okay

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for the rest of your Sunday night will have the next round of energy rolling through with the next low pressure system. That's going to bring in another round of rain, though this will not be a heavy rainmaker. This will develop later tonight. You will notice that the temperatures will actually be rising through the 40's or higher as the night wears on.

  • Wintry morning mix then drier afternoon

    A warm front is moving through southeastern Wisconsin but before temperatures start to increase snow showers and sleet will spread across the area. Accumulation will be less than an inch before the wintry mix will change over to all rain showers by 10am and then any shower chances taper off by the afternoon. It will be windy and temps will be much warmer in the southwest with highs expected to climb near 60 degrees while folks in the northeast and along Lake Michigan will be stuck in the 40s.

  • A Few More Rounds of Rain, Sunday

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for the rest of your Saturday night, will be quiet, aside from a few flurries or sprinkles. Nothing major. Overnight lows will be around 30.

  • Brief break

    After a few early morning light snow showers that won't accumulate to much it will be a much drier day in southeastern Wisconsin. It will still be cold for April with highs only climbing into the low 40s and it will feel colder with a strong westerly wind at 10-20mph. Clouds will start to increase overnight tonight as the winds calm down but temps stay hovering near the freezing mark. We desperately need this drier day to help some of the rivers recess before we add more rain again by Sunday morning. A few snowflakes could mix in during the early morning hours before changing back over to rain. Precipitation chances taper off by the afternoon hours and most of the evening should stay dry but still cold.

  • A Mixed Weekend

    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.

  • A Bit of a Lull, then More Rain Sunday

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for the rest of your Friday has some more drizzle and scattered, light showers, or even a snow shower but the heaviest rain is over. All of us are still dealing with all of this water running off though into the local streams, rivers and lakes and that's causing some big problems for some folks. Highs might top out in the mid-40's under mainly cloudy skies..

  • Enough Already!

    Our "ugly" weather pattern continues even as the center of the surface and upper low pressure areas pull away from our region. Cyclonic circulation continues in the region leading to continued instability. That translates to more clouds, chilly temperatures, and a mix of precipitation. Snow flakes will combine with rain showers and remain scattered around the region through the day and even into tonight, though much lighter. There's a very brief break in the action with some ridging on Saturday leading to a drier day though clouds and even some flurries will linger as will cool readings. Sunday starts another period of unsettled weather with showers and even some thunderstorms returning to the area.

  • Heavy Rain's Out, Leftover Rain or Snow

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for the rest of your Thursday has some more drizzle and scattered, light showers, but the heaviest rain is over. All of us are still dealing with all of this water running off though into the local streams, rivers and lakes and that's causing some big problems for some folks. The soil is completely saturated so there's nowhere for the water to go, even if it's just a little. To make matters worse, some people dealt with what's called a "wake low pressure" this morning. That means some people had wind that was 50 to 60 miles per hour. With the saturated soil, it may have tipped some trees over.

  • Wet, Windy, & Raw

    Flooding is becoming less of a concern as the worst of the heavy rain pulls away. Still, we'll continue to have more rounds of showers developing again today, especially North, though any rain won't be as heavy as the last several days. With low pressure finally tracking to our South, East to Northeast winds will slam through our neighborhoods with gusts as high as 35 mile per hour. Those brisk breezes off of Lake Michigan will limit temperatures once again to a very cool high of about 40 degrees. With colder air filtering in above our heads behind the storm center, rain will mix with and even change over to snow for a time tonight. Look for more clouds on Friday with scattered snow showers. Saturday looks to be the driest day ahead with even more active weather returning on Sunday.

  • More Rain and Wind


  • Cold, wet and windy weather continues

    The cloudy, cold and windy and wet weather continues with scattered chances for rain showers throughout the evening. The heaviest rain and best thunderstorm chances occur this evening and into the overnight hours with up to an inch of additional rain expected. Rain could be heavy at times and flood watches and warning continue through Friday when this storm system finally moves east.

  • Wicked Winds & Rounds of Rain

    Low pressure departing the Central Plains continues tracking in our direction with a nearly stationary front just down to our South. As this system slides through the region, we'll see an abundance of moisture come along for the ride. Look for round after round of showers and thunderstorms with the potential of a couple to a few inches of rain during the period. This persistent precipitation falling on already saturated or frozen ground could lead to flooding. Winds will whip out of the Northeast with gusts to 30 miles per hour or so. Those breezes will also put a continued cap on temperatures. Highs will only reach the upper 30s to lower 40s for the next several days. That's about 10 degrees below the seasonal average of 51 degrees.

  • The cloudy and cool and wet pattern continues...

    We are stuck in a cloudy, cool and wet weather pattern through Friday morning. Winds will continue to blow strong from the northeast as a low pressure system moves in our direction from the central plains. It will travel just south of the state by Thursday night, but until then we will see periods of showers and thunderstorms through Thursday. Thursday night and friday colder air rolls in and we willo see some snow mixed with snow showers on Friday. There will be warmer air moving back by the end of the weekend.

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