Storms Possible Again Today
The Memorial Day weekend is upon us and as we are now entering the unofficial start to the summer season, weather conditions are right on par. We continue to run warmer than normal with plenty of humidity in the air. This morning the National Weather Service confirmed what is the first tornado of the year from last night's storms in Fond du Lac county. You can click on the thumbnail of this story for the radar image around the time of that storm. Based on damage, the tornado was rated an EF-1 with winds of 90 to 100 mph. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 4.5 miles, snapping trees, and caused some roof and window damage to houses. Touching down just after 5:30PM on Saturday, the tornado started south of the junction of Pheasant Drive and Upland Drive and ended south of Reeds Corner road to the east of Brandon road. This is a fairly typical tornado event for severe weather season here in Wisconsin. And we are now entering prime tornado season. We average about two dozen tornadoes across the state per year, and here's a breakdown per month.
Storm chances exist once again across the Badger state where severe weather is possible through late this evening. Here's the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center:
While a slightly better chance for severe weather sits back just west of the viewing area, we are still covered under the umbrella of a "Marginal" risk for strong storms. The primary threats would be larger hail and gusty wind. There is once again a very small risk for some rotating storms. The good news is that our risk here is low and the window of time is small. If we do see storms continue to develop to our west, data highlights a time frame of 6pm-10pm as storms would push west to east across the viewing area. Additional storm chances are possible on Sunday, although isolated in nature. Once a cold front crosses the state on Sunday we will be dry for the Memorial Day Holiday. Please stay with CBS58 for the latest details on the forecast at 5pm. You can also download the CBS58 Weather App and take us with you on the go this weekend as you enjoy the holiday!
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld