May 28, 2016 Updated: 9:20 AM
Low pressure to our south continues moving closer today bringing more cloudy skies and rain to our area. A chance of occasional rain showers remains through out the day, but there will also may be a few times when it dries out. After a mild start this morning afternoon highs will warm into the 70's across western Wisconsin this afternoon.
Rain totals from Friday ranged from just a few hundredths of an inch to over an inch for some northern locations. Today another half inch to one inch of rainfall in general can be expected across the area. With afternoon highs near 80 degrees a few convective storms may pop up and it's always difficult when you are dealing with convection, as rainfall totals can vary greatly over short distance. So I wouldn't be surprised to see some places with much less, while others could end up with more. Either way, the sun will likely stay hidden for most of the day. Winds will be from the south around 5 to 10 miles per hour today.
The second half of the holiday weekend will offer better opportunities to dry out and spend some time outside for that backyard family gathering and all the parades and observances. This main system will be lifting north, while some drier air returns to the area. Though it will be mostly dry, with some sunshine expected both days, there are still indications a few late day and evening storms will be possible. Highs will be around 80° both days.
The pattern doesn't change much going into next week, with indications that yet another storm will be sliding in from the west next Tuesday and Wednesday, with more rain and storm chances. Temperatures will likely hover in the mid 70's for a few days as we head toward next weekend. Rain chances are also in the forecast so try to make the best of the wet weather and be thankful that everything is nice and green!
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend. And thank you to all of our troops, past and present.