Cristobal Steers Away A Dry Start To June
The path of what is now Tropical Depression Cristobal will change our course of dry weather so far this month. It's been a big talker locally to have a tropical system push our way, but it has happened in the past, and looks to come through by late tomorrow and Wednesday.
The remnants of this storm that is currently pushing across the Gulf Coast states will provide rainfall of a half inch to isolated spots up to around two inches. That will wipe out the three-quarter inch rain deficit we have in Milwaukee as of today. So far this June we have only had .26" of rain on three rain days this month. To date the average rainfall through the 8th is 1.01"
Here's a look at the last five years of June rainfall for the city:
While no watches are in effect at this time, the heavy rain potential could lead to some localized flooding, particularly for locations near flood prone rivers, poor drainage spots and low lying areas. The good news is we will likely wipe out our rain deficit for the month and looking forward there's little in the way of accumulating rain over the next ten days.
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld