Weekend Rainfall and Colder Weather (Updated 530 PM)

Widespread rainfall dampened southern Wisconsin on Sunday.  This rain occurred in the vicinity of a strong cold front, which swept through southern Wisconsin Sunday afternoon and evening.  Much of south central and southwest Wisconsin received between 0.50 inch and 1.50 inches.  Lone Rock received about 1.00 inch (1.03), while Madison received just under three quarters inch (0.73).  The rainfall was lighter farther east.  The National Weather Service office near Sullivan, in eastern Jefferson County, received about one half inch (0.55), while Mitchell Field in Milwaukee received less than two tenths inch (0.17).

Below is a precipitation analysis across Wisconsin ending at 7 AM November 12. The heaviest precipitation fell from southwest Wisconsin to portions of northeast Wisconsin, in a band from eight tenths of an inch to an inch and a quarter. This precipitation analysis uses a combination of CO-OP observers, public agencies, other weather observers, and a local rainfall analysis background field.  Click here for a list of precipitation totals for the 24 hours ending at 7 am, in addition to maximum and minimum temperatures.

Much colder air swept across southern Wisconsin behind the cold front.  Temperatures fell into the 20s to lower 30s early Monday morning.  High temperatures on Monday were only in the upper 20s and lower 30s. The last time high temperatures were this chilly (only in the 30s) in southern Wisconsin was March 9th! 248 days ago. Low temperatures tonight will reach the upper teens inland and the lower 20s near the lake shore. High temperatures will be chilly again tomorrow, only getting into the upper 30s to around 40. Daytime temperatures will return to the mid to upper 40s beginning on Wednesday, and continuing the rest of the week.  The rest of the week will be dry as well. 


Kavinsky/ET/Wood/Brooks
NWS - Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI



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