Chance for rain during the first weekend of fall

NOW: Chance for rain during the first weekend of fall

Besides a few very light showers this week, southeast Wisconsin is currently in the middle of a very long dry stretch. Through Thursday, we've had 12 straight dry days without any measurable rain. The last time we had a stretch of dry weather this long was 14 days back at the end of January and beginning of February. We also had an 18 day dry streak in December. Our warmer months are typically wetter, which makes this stretch significant.

Our next chance for rain has been delayed another day. Friday is completely dry. Saturday, which did look a little wetter earlier in the week, has now started to trend dry as a cold front moves in slower. Saturday's rain chance has moved to Sunday with some scattered showers and storms possible.

A cold front will be the focus of any rain for the weekend. That front will reach northern Wisconsin Saturday evening, but then will turn a bit drier as it moves over southern Wisconsin. There are still some differences between weather models for Sunday with one model not showing the front show any rain until Sunday night but others have it dropping some rain throughout the day on Sunday. There is the possibility that some of us stay dry all weekend long and even if we do have showers on Sunday there will likely be some dry time as well.

It is the first weekend of Autumn and last weekend of September. If you have some Harvest plans like apple or pumpkin picking it's going to be pretty warm with the temps. Saturday will be the better weekend day so you don't have to worry about rain chances, but Sunday isn't a washout. 

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to see when rain is most likely during the day on the hour-by-hour forecast.

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