Windy, rainy, gloomy Monday
It is a nasty Monday. Strong wind, whipping waves and steady rain continue to fall Monday morning and while some weather conditions improve throughout the day, others stay concerning. A wind advisory and lakeshore flood advisory are in place until 7 PM Monday for Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties. These areas will see consistent wind gusts between 30-40 mph and at times higher through the rest of the morning, afternoon and evening.
Most of southeast Wisconsin saw peak wind gusts so far on Monday right around or just after midnight. That's when lakeside areas saw wind gusts between 40-50 mph. The wind isn't as strong inland where there have been wind gusts between 25-35 mph.
Steady rain rolled into southeast Wisconsin around midday on Sunday and has stayed persistent since then. Rain totals since Sunday are already passing 1" of rain in many communities. Thankfully the heaviest rain is happening in our southern counties where they are dealing with drought conditions. Some of these areas could see 2" of rain by the time it's done. Northern counties haven't had as much rain with a tenth to quarter inch of rain.
The steady rain should wrap up by mid to late morning. During the afternoon some sunshine is possible, mainly away from the Lake. A few lake effect showers with a northeast wind could impact areas from Sheboygan down to Kenosha with a tenth or quarter inch of rain there.
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