Rainy Veterans Day before the first snowflakes of the season

NOW: Rainy Veterans Day before the first snowflakes of the season

We had ten straight days without any rain (or snow) in southeast Wisconsin. It was a nice break after some pouring rains in October, but not great for our ongoing drought conditions. Our dry stretch of weather will come to an end over the next 48 hours. An isolated shower cannot be ruled out for Tuesday but the vast majority of southeast Wisconsin looks to stay dry. Wednesday is overall a dry day as well until some rain scattered showers moving in by late evening and continue through the nighttime. Thursday, Veterans Day, is our wet day.

Thursday's rain doesn't look to be a complete all day washout. But a period of steady rain looks likely from the morning through at least early afternoon. Some scattered showers are possible both before and after the steady rain starts. 

A decent soaking of rain is expected with a quarter to half inch of new rainfall for most of southeast Wisconsin. 

The storm system bringing us the rain is expansive and come with a drop in temperatures. As the cold side of the storm moves through Wisconsin on Friday it will bring in some chilly air that could allow for lingering rain showers Friday to mix with some sleet or snow. It's our first real chance at snowflakes this season. The wind will also increase as this storm moves through with gusty conditions expected Thursday through the weekend.

If we escape seeing any snowflakes on Friday there will be another chance Sunday. Another quick moving storm system will move through the Upper Midwest. The exact track of the storm is still in question and has wobbled a bit over the last 24 hours. But the chance for some rain and snow is still there. 

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track the rain as it falls and see if the snow chance remains the next few days.

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