Drought conditions expand; rain chances uncertain for Mother's Day Weekend

NOW: Drought conditions expand; rain chances uncertain for Mother’s Day Weekend

Southeast Wisconsin got another round of beneficial rain Thursday morning with some steady light to moderate rain falling for most of the area. Rain totals for most were expected to be around a quarter of an inch. The steady rain should wrap up by late morning then an isolated shower is possible in the afternoon before some sunshine.

After getting some decent rain earlier this week on Monday afternoon and evening you might think that our drought conditions would lessen, but actually the opposite is true. The latest drought monitor released Thursday morning has kept all the areas under a drought the same and expanded them into Dodge County. The outlook doesn't include any of the rain Thursday morning. In order to really get rid of the dry and drought conditions in our area we will need multiple rounds of soaking rains the next few weeks. 

Another weak wave will move across Wisconsin late tonight into Friday morning with a few isolated showers possible before 9 AM. Rain totals there will be less than a tenth of an inch.

Rain chances for Mother's Day Weekend are still a little uncertain. It looks mostly dry for Saturday as the rain chance stays to the south. Saturday night could see a return of some rain that could last through Mother's Day itself. Weather models have been a little inconsistent with the rain chances and as of Thursday morning one of the major weather models keeps us dry while the other one is wet. Bottom line is that rain chances for the weekend are uncertain so keep that in mind while planning any Mother's Day events. 

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