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Long dry stretch comes to an end with soaking rain

It has been a long time since southeast Wisconsin has seen any rain or snow. The last storm to bring us any precipitation was March 5 and 6 when a heavy, wet snow fell across the area. Since then it has been 19 straight days of no measureable rain or snow. That is the longest dry streak since 2016 when had 20 straight dry days. The record is 36 straight days without rain or snow which happened in 1919.

Milwaukee's 19 straight dry days mean we are officially 7.3" below on snowfall which isn't that bad. If we get no more measureable rain or snow this month it would go down as the second driest March on record. But, that doesn't look like it will happen.

Rain arrives Monday evening and lasts through Tuesday morning. A soaking rain is expected with some isolated thunderstorms possible too.

By the time the clouds break Tuesday evening most of southeast Wisconsin will have picked up between a half to full inch of rain.

The rain comes with warmer temperatures as Monday night's lows stay in the 40s and Tuesday and Wednesday see highs in the 50s. 

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to track the rain as it moves in and see where thunderstorms pop up.

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