Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued
Update As of 3PM...
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the area until 10pm. Additionally, severe storms are in progress just west of the viewing area.
This storm is quickly racing northeast at 55mph. The biggest threat with this storm is the potential for quarter size hail. Brief gusty wind and downpours are also possible. Keep a close watch on the forecast as storms are still possible through this evening.The warm 70s are being replacing with cooler temps on a northeast wind. This boundary sweeping in from the lake will likely aid in additional storm development right in time for the commute home.
Any additional storms that fire could contain hail, gusty wind, and heavy rain. As it stands now, the best chance of severe weather looks to be for areas along and south of I-94, including the great Milwaukee area. Stay tuned to CBS58 throughout the day and of course cbs58.com for the latest weather developments.
This is one of those weather days where you can't really let your guard down. There's is a fair amount of things to talk about, including the potential of severe weather this afternoon along with plummeting temperatures. In fact, we have a slight risk of severe weather for the metro area (it's a marginal risk well north and west.) The biggest factors appear to be large hail and damaging wind. The rain could be heavy as well, perhaps up to an inch in spots.
We already had a few rounds of strong to severe weather early this morning, mainly north and south of Milwaukee. This action was ahead of a strong cold front expected to move through this afternoon. In addition to this, we have very strong upper air energy to help kick off the next round of storminess, mainly after 3 or 4 pm.
The drastic drop in temperatures will be very noticeable as well by late in the day into the early evening. We're talking about early afternoon highs in the 70s. But by the end of the day, we could see temps in the 40s with wind chill readings in the 20s.
Expect more precipitation by Thursday, lasting through Saturday. We'll see a variety of shower and storm activity. But Easter itself should be nice and mild. Meantime, make sure to download the free CBS58 weather mobile app. This way, you can keep on tap of all the storms on the radar when you're away from your home or computer. And of course, the entire CBS58 Ready Weather team will keep you updated on storm developments throughout the day on air and online.