Soggy stretch of weather eliminates drought across Wisconsin

It's no secret that the last six weeks have been very soggy across southeast Wisconsin. Milwaukee has picked up over 6.50" of rain since March 18th! For comparison, we only had 1.93" of rain during that same stretch in 2021.

While it's been gloomy, there is one positive to this soggy stretch of weather - it has completely eliminated all drought conditions across southern Wisconsin! This is the first time since March 2021 there hasn't been any drought in the state.

Unfortunately, we have more wet weather in the forecast. Parts of SE WI have already had light showers today, and a few more will push east through the afternoon. 

After a lull for a time on Friday, more rain pushes in Friday night and Saturday morning as a warm front pushes into the region.

A few waves of scattered showers and storms are possible with Saturday's system, along with gusty winds. 

We'll have to watch for a few strong to severe storms Saturday afternoon and evening. A good chunk of southern Wisconsin is currently under a level 1, Marginal Risk, for severe storms on Saturday with hail and damaging winds being the primary threats.

Saturday's system will also provide another soaking rain with .50-.75" expected for most of southeast Wisconsin. Locally higher rain totals are possible in thunderstorms. 

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