Light rain continues to fall early this morning in our eastern counties but most of the day should be dry with warmer temperatures and sunshine!
May has certainly been a roller coaster ride! Temperatures have been in the 50s and 80s for highs with a couple of nights seeing frost. Overall, it has also been a very wet month. And, add in another half inch to inch of rainfall from the last 24 hours and it looks like there is a good chance of ending meteorological spring with near average precipitation! The nice thing is that we will be seeing a drier overall pattern in the immediate future.
We are starting out the day with overcast skies and temperatures mainly in the 50s. But, a taste of summer is ahead for the rest of the day and especially tomorrow. The rain will be ending and clouds will decrease a little later this morning. By the afternoon we should see at least a partly sunny sky with temperatures rising into the 80s! A weak cold front will be moving in from Canada, and though it will pass through dry for most of us, there could be a few isolated showers and storms in the area by early evening.
Thursday will feature a real taste of summer with highs in the middle 80s and plenty of sunshine. In the meteorology world we count the summer season as the three warmest months of the year (June, July and August for us) so the start of summer is next week already! But, we'll get a preview a couple of days early. It will be a bit muggy tomorrow as the dew point rises but also breezy with winds out of the south at 8-15 miles per hour.
The next front will be sliding into and through the area on Friday. This looks to bring another fairly soggy day to Western Wisconsin, with numerous showers and thunderstorms expected. The severe threat looks low with this system as instability will be very limited. Highs will be in the 70s. Once this front passes, another shot of cool air will arrive from Canada, knocking temperatures below average for the final weekend of May. It will be nice and dry though with abundant sunshine forecast and highs in the 60s. Temperatures look to gradually warm again going into the first few days of June.
- The National Weather Service says there's a slight chance for severe weather along the Texas-New Mexico border and rainfall over the Memorial Day weekend will likely cause flash flooding across the southern Plains.
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