Not much rain in the forecast this week

We're on day 16 without rainfall and counting in Milwaukee. Plants and grasses are going dormant after our stretch of dry and hot weather, and unfortunately there isn't much rain in the forecast this week. 

A few light, isolated showers are possible Monday into early Tuesday with the slow passage of a cold front.

The airmass currently overhead is very dry, which will cause a lot of the rain that fires north of us to evaporate before reaching southeast Wisconsin. If you're lucky enough to get rain from this front, it won't be much.

If the rain avoids Milwaukee, we won't have another chance until next Saturday at the earliest. This would put us at 21 straight days without rain which would be the longest stretch since 2009. Here are the longest dry stretches over the last few years

What started out as one of our wettest starts to the year through early April has done a compete 180. Milwaukee is running 5.35" below normal for rainfall over the last 60 days.

Our lack of rain across much of the area has fire danger at a high level right now.

Grasses and plants are starting to go dormant due to the lack of rain. That combined with low humidity and breezy winds during the middle of this week will likely cause our fire danger to worsen. Hold off on any bonfires under we get a decent rain, which could come by Saturday. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to see the full forecast.

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