Evening Update....Scattered showers will develop
Temperatures will continue to drop into the 30s and 40s overnight on a strong west wind between 15 and 25 mph. It looks like temperatures will stay above freezing, so at least a refreeze isn't expected.
Scattered showers are possible tonight with a chance for a flurry on Friday.
4:30 pm Update:
The severe threat and really the thunderstorm threat is over. The line of rain and storms have lifted north; however, another chance for showers will arrive this evening.
Wraparound clouds and showers from our upper level storm system will push back in this evening. Temperatures will drop back into the 40s.
3:30 pm Update:
The line of showers and storms that produced hail and gusty winds continues to lift north. By 4 pm those storms will be north of our area.
Additional storms are not expected this evening. A quick wind shift will spike temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
Scattered showers and storms have developed across southeastern Wisconsin. The strongest storms have produced small hail and gusty winds to 50 mph.
The warnings have expired at this point; however, there's a chance for additional storms to pop throughout the afternoon.
We are enjoying a mild day! With warmer temps and approaching gusty low pressure, we're also tracking storms.Our concern focuses near the vicinity of that cold front you see in this image. Showers and storms firing out ahead of this boundary have come with hail and gusty winds. You can see all the hail reports near Chicago so far today: We could also get some heavy rain makers this afternoon. The window of time for these storms is now through 4pm. Because the wind is strong from the south, anything that builds will blow through quickly. While that's good news for flooding, the Flood Watch is still in effect until tomorrow morning. The other issue centers around the melting snowpack and rising rivers. We'll continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld.