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Soggy weekend puts us back above average on rain; big cool down looming

After a dry start to July, we've had some good rain the past few days. Since Thursday, Milwaukee has picked up a whopping 2.50" of rainfall. that's compared to the 0.33" Milwaukee saw in the first 18 days of the month. The recent rain has put Milwaukee above-average for precipitation in July for the first time. 

Other spots, got even more rain. The photo at the top of the page was taken by a viewer in Racine. It shows about 4.50" since Friday.

A few more isolated rain showers may be possible the next week, but overall the forecast looks fairly dry. 

The other big looming weather story is the temperatures. We are expecting a brief warm-up this week with highs returning to the low 80s for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but a big cool down is starting to look likely for the end of July. Right now the Climate Prediction Center has southeast Wisconsin in a 50 to 60 percent chance of below-average temperatures to start August. The potential is even worse to our south where Kansas City has an 80 percent chance.

You'll see the cooler trend reflected on the Ready Weather 10-day too where we may not even reach 70° on August 1. You can see the 10-day on the CBS 58 Ready Weather App.

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