Storm chances return after midnight. Severe weather stays west.

NOW: Storm chances return after midnight. Severe weather stays west.

5:00 PM Update:

80 degrees this afternoon for the 7th time this September!  The winds are cranking out of the southwest which has reduced our dewpoints and effectively lowered the humidity.

The SPC has issued a tornado watch for western Wisconsin; however, that's not expected to be expanded into our area.  We are looking for showers and storms to arrive across southeastern Wisconsin after midnight.  Storms will weaken as they approach SE WI.

Severe weather is not expected for our area and will move out for the Wednesday morning commute.


We had a soggy weekend but Monday and now Tuesday and expected to be dry. Our dry streak doesn't last though with rain expected shortly after midnight and lasting through around 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

What moves through southeast Wisconsin has already started in the Dakotas Tuesday morning and will push into Minnesota and Iowa this afternoon. There's a pretty good chance some of the storms there could be severe with the possibility of strong tornadoes, but in southeast Wisconsin the severe storm threat is pretty low. A few stronger storms may be possible west of Madison and Fond du Lac. 

What rain does fall could be heavy at first and then become more light and scattered. By the time it finishes Wednesday morning most spots will have picked up a tenth or two of rain with some isolated locations seeing up to a half inch.

It has been a very wet September so far. With a week to go we are already double the average and above last September which was also very wet.

The 5.60" of rain we've already seen in Milwaukee will already go down as one of the top 20 wettest on records. Milwaukee will need to pick up another inch of rain to crack the top 10 which is possible with more rain chances Friday, Sunday and Monday.

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track any rain and see when more chances are possible.

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