Persistent rain chances arrive

NOW: Persistent rain chances arrive


Rain. It's something we've constantly been talking about for a few months in southeast Wisconsin thanks to a lack of rain and storms since the beginning of spring. To date it is the third driest start to the year on record with 8.75" of rain - almost half of the average 16.31" we would typically be at. But, have we turned a corner? Over the last five days since Friday we've picked up 0.85" officially at the airport in Milwaukee which is more rain than the 30 days before. 

After a couple dry days to kick off this week our rain chances will start to increase. The chance looks fairly low and light for Wednesday but scattered showers and storms look likely for Thursday and Friday. 

Any showers on Wednesday will stay on the lighter side with a few light showers or sprinkles. The best timing for the rain on Wednesday looks to be around midday with things drying out later Wednesday evening. 

Rain chances also ramp up for the entire weekend into next week. The Weather Prediction Center of the National Weather Service has a possibility of 3" to 4" of rain through Sunday. If we can get all that rain we will really start to make a dent in our drought conditions.

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track the rain the next few days.

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