Steady rain and scattered showers Thursday and Friday
Our well advertised rain is finally here. A little after midnight Thursday morning we started to see some light showers followed by an area of steady rain that has mostly stayed in our southern half of counties. As of 7 AM Kenosha has seen over three quarters of an inch of rain and other areas like East Troy and Racine are closing in on a half inch.
Scattered showers will continue off and on throughout all of Thursday. A few thunderstorms are also possible. Heavy downpours here and there are expected but there will also be some dry time between the scattered activity. The showers for Friday look a bit lighter but rain is still likely with more scattered showers and an isolated storm. Saturday is dry and warm.
Rain totals over the next 48 hours will likely surpass an inch in some areas that get good steady rain. Others that don't see the downpours will still get at least a quarter inch. So a good soaking rain is still likely for everyone.
This is some much needed rain. So far this year we've had almost 18" of precipitation. That may seem like a lot on paper but it's more than 10" below-average and well below the wet year we had in 2020.
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