Easter Weather Looking Fantastic, But Not All Have Fared As Well!
The Easter weekend will be a mild, spring-like setup with Saturday featuring partly sunny skies, breezy conditions, 70's, and thunderstorms late. A couple of those storms on Saturday night could be on the strong side with primary threats being hail and gusty winds. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the viewing area for a marginal risk of strong to severe storms. A warm front will carve into the region to start the weekend, and a cold front will spark thunderstorms late on Saturday. High pressure settles in by Sunday, which will add more sunshine to the equation, as clouds decrease, and the numbers staying in the 60s.
But the weather can be very erratic this time of year as our friend to the east, the lake, allows for huge fluctuations in temperatures. The past ten years on Easter Sunday in Milwaukee have shown various weather scenarios. The area has seen everything from 70°+ temperatures twice, two snow days (one measurable snow event), highs in the 30s once, three days in the 40s, and five days with a trace of rain (one measurable day). Last year on Easter, which came a little early in late March, had the one rain day of the last ten years, with highs in the low 50s. 50s in April around the Milwaukee metro are rather common.
Remember that this is Wisconsin, anything can happen, especially during our transition months.