An Active Weather Pattern this Week
Low pressure will continue to move very slowly from northeast Nebraska this morning to the northern Great Lakes by Friday morning. This low will bring additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms through Wednesday, some of which may be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Localized areas have received 1 to 2 inches of rainfall since Sunday and additional heavy rainfall could result in a localized flash flooding potential.
The main threat for severe storms and heavy rain will come today into Wednesday. The warm front is expected to move into southern Wisconsin by late this afternoon...pushing north through the forecast area by Wednesday afternoon. Showers and storms will remain possible along and north of the warm front, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall the main threats. As the warm sector south of the warm front moves into southern Wisconsin, there will be an in increasing threat for tornadoes along with a continued threat for large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain.
The chance for showers will linger Thursday and into Friday as the low pressure system slowly moves off to the northeast. Cooler temperatures are expected behind the low, with highs in the 60s to around 70 for the latter half of the work week.
With the possibility of severe weather today and tomorrow, now is a good time to make preparations. Make sure your weather radio is set and ready to go and please keep yourself aware of the current weather situation, especially if doing outdoor activities. If you observe any severe weather, please contact our office by calling, emailing, or submitting a report at this link.