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New Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 5:00 AM

Milwaukee -

The severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for our area until 5 am. The storms have weakened considerably as they have moved east.

Storms could still produce wind gusts to 50 mph, but they will likely remain below severe limits.

A cold front moving in from the west will help to trigger showers and storms this evening, especially after 11pm, and they will linger into the early morning. Heavy rain, wind, dangerous lightning, and small hail are all possible.  There is a "marginal" risk of severe weather, mainly in the western part of the viewing area.  The worst of the weather should stay well south and west of us. Rainfall amounts will add up between a few tenths to perhaps a half an inch.

While an isolated severe storm can't be ruled out between 11 pm and 1 am, widespread severe weather is not expected.

Behind the front, look for a gradual and methodical cool down coming, but it'll take a few days.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 50s, but the readings will be more seasonable by Wednesday and Thursday.  A wind advisory will be in effect for all of Tuesday.  Wind gusts over 40 mph will be common.

We even have a chance for wintry mix or snow by Friday.  Stay tuned to CBS58 as the Ready Weather team updates the forecast as we get closer to the event.

In the meantime, download our free CBS58 weather app to track the rain and storms (and eventually the snow) on the radar if you're away from your home or computer.  

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