Friday 6 AM Update: Overnight rain done; heavy rain reports coming in
Updated: 6:03 AM September 13, 2019
As of 6 a.m. the rain from Thursday night is all done. Many of us will start to dry out but not before very heavy rain totals.
Most of southeast Wisconsin picked up 1-3" of rain Thursday night but a few spots got as much as 4" of rain.
Thursday night's rain is the end of a very wet week. Every day since Tuesday has seen some heavy rain. Official stations have picked up over 6" in Milwaukee and Kenosha and other areas got a good soaking. Some localized locations have picked up as much as 8".
Updated: 4:33 AM September 13, 2019
All severe thunderstorm watches, warnings and flash flood watches and warnings have expired. The flash flood warnings have been replaced by areal flood warnings for ponding of water on roads and standing water in low lying areas. Those warnings expire by mid morning.
Rain is quickly exiting the area Friday morning. By 6 a.m. most of southeast Wisconsin will be dry. Sunshine starts to arrive by late morning and lasts through the afternoon.
Very heavy rain fell overnight. Check out some of the rain totals since midnight Thursday night. Milwaukee got hit very hard.
Posted: 8:08 PM September 13, 2019
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 2 am for all of the counties away from the lake.
A flash flood watch has been issued for the entire area until Friday morning. Yesterday's rainfall exceeded 5" in some spots, so it's not going to take much to get areas flooding.
All of the counties in red are under flash flood warnings. This slow moving line of storms will head in our direction. We do expect flash flood warnings for our area overnight.
Storms have erupted this evening across western Wisconsin. Those storms will head our way between 10 pm and 3 am. Another 1" to 3" of rain is possible along with a chance for strong to severe storms. Damaging winds are the primary threat for severe weather.
Storms will exit the area by the morning commute as we start to dry out for Friday.