Round Two Of Rain On The Way
If you're not an early riser, Mother Nature may have given you an early wake up call today! It was right around 8AM this morning when booming thunder shook the metro. While storms were not severe, we had a few reports of gusty wind with the storms just west of our viewing area. We had one report of lightning damage to a duplex garage near Madison. As they storms rolled east about 45MPH they lost a little steam. Other reports of small hail and branches down came just west of the viewing area. However, some of us still got some very heavy rain. Take a look at the rainfall amounts so far:
As per usual, Milwaukee itself picked up less rain, .18" this morning. The heart of the heavy rain glided by just north of the airport where the readings are taken. That means we continue to see big rain deficits for the city. Here's the current month by month breakdown:
The good news is that we've got another round of rain on the way! Current radar is showing storms in Iowa and those storms will hit the metro around 8PM as you can see from the thumbnail image of this story. Click on it to see it in a larger view. And while severe storms aren't that likely, we are in a "marginal" risk for severe storms through the rest of today. That's the lowest rating the National Weather Service's "Storm Prediction Center" assigns to the storm outlook. You can see the better chance for severe storms will be in Iowa in the slight risk area as shown below.
What you can expect is more rain and possibly heavy downpours at times. Thunder and lightning as well as brief gusty wind may also accompany the stronger storms later this evening.
Scattered storms will continue on and off through Saturday before we cool off to the 70s by the end of the weekend. As always the CBS58 Ready Weather team has you covered with our CBS58 Ready Weather App. You can track the rain and get your hour by hour forecast to help you plan your weekend!
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld