Dry and quiet weather to end the week

It's been a sunny, but windy day across southeast Wisconsin. Winds have frequently been gusting between 30-40 mph today, but a few places saw gusts over 50 mph!

The gusty winds will subside this evening and overnight as high pressure builds into the state. The clear skies and light winds will allow temps to drop into the low to mid 30s overnight.

High pressure will remain in control through the weekend, which will keep any precipitation away from the area. We'll have plenty of sun tomorrow and Saturday, but a backdoor cold front will bring in more clouds and cooler temps for Sunday.

The showers really fizzled out as they moved into the Milwaukee area last night, so only a trace of rain was recorded at the airport. It's now been 17 days since Milwaukee last had measurable precipitation. 

The lack of precipitation over the last 3 weeks is starting to make things dry now that the snow has melted. The latest Drought Monitor shows abnormally dry conditions have expanded into southeast Wisconsin north of I-94. 

While dry weather is expected through the weekend, a chance for a wet, wintry mix arrives next Monday. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to keep up on the latest forecast. 

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