Soaking rain finally on the way Monday evening
Temperatures soared over the weekend into the upper 80s! It was hot with Saturday tying the high record and Sunday tying the record for warmest low. Sunday afternoon and evening also saw some storms fire along a front mainly up in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties. Northern Sheboygan County saw a drought busting 1-2" of rain but it was pretty isolated.
For a few weeks now we've been talking about how down we are on rainfall this spring. Through this past weekend we have picked up 2.25" of rain since March 1st which is almost 4" below the average for the first two months of spring. Last year we had a very wet spring with 7.55" of rain by this point of the season.
But, a soaking rain is finally on the way! A few isolated showers and storms can't be ruled out Monday morning and afternoon but the better chance arrives in the evening. Best timing for some storms and heavy rain looks like 6 pm to midnight.
No widespread severe weather is expected but a strong thunderstorm with some hail and gusty wind may be possible. Areas south of I-94 have been added to the marginal risk (level 1 of 5) for a few stronger thunderstorms. These areas have a slightly better chance to see some hail and strong wind.
A soaking rain is still expected for everyone but how much rain you get will depend on the thunderstorms you see. At least 0.25-0.75" of rain can be expected but those that see storms could get over an inch.
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