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Memorial Day Forecast

It is the unofficial start of summer and a time to remember and memorialize those that made the ultimate sacrifice: Memorial Day Weekend. Weatherwise, the weekend has started wonderfully with highs in the upper 60s on Friday and 70s on Saturday with plenty of sunshine. Unfortunately, the trend of nice weather comes to an end as we reach Sunday and Monday, but there are still some bring spots.

Expect a few showers and an isolated storm to roll through southeast Wisconsin in a very scattered fashion Sunday afternoon and evening. It won't be a complete washout, but it is very hard to pinpoint exactly when showers/storms will roll through and when it will be dry. The best chance for rain starts around 3 PM and lasts through Monday morning. Thanks to mostly cloudy skies and a lake breeze, Sunday becomes a bit cooler with highs in the upper 60s. 


On Monday the chance for rain and storms is there but it's not as great as Sunday's. The best chance for showers and a few storms on Memorial Day will be during the morning. Weather models are starting to come into agreement that a dry patch of air will move through SE Wisconsin by early afternoon (1/2 PM) lasting through evening. So if you have outdoor plans for a late lunch or dinner or anytime in between you should be good to go! An isolated thunderstorm may be possible around 6/7 PM, but some may stay completely dry after a rainy morning. Mostly cloudy skies are expected for most of Memorial Day, but the sun may begin to peak through in the afternoon. If we get enough sunshine that could provide more instability for thunderstorms to form and one or two of those storms may be on the stronger side Monday afternoon.

As always with these situations, your best defense against a rainy grill session is to track the radar interactively on the CBS 58 First Alert Weather App! 

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