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Rain, and a few nicer days on the horizon

This sure has been an unusually cool and cloudy couple of days for so deep into Spring. Temperatures were about 20 degrees below normal Tuesday. There is a slow warming trend in the forecast but also numerous rain chances.

We will have occasional light rain and drizzle tonight as low pressure south of Wisconsin sends moisture into the region. The amounts could be up around .30 to .50” through late Wednesday morning before it tapers off. Temperatures will hold steady in the mid to upper 30s Tuesday night then top out in the upper 40s to around 50 Wednesday. The wind will be brisk Tuesday night from the east to northeast at 10-15 mph and from the northeast around 10 mph Wednesday.

The next front will push through Thursday morning providing a 50% chance of some rain showers. They don’t look too heavy at this point. Lows will be in the 30s with highs in the low 50s.

Finally there should be a dry and milder day coming our way for Friday! It looks partly sunny with lows in the mid 30s and highs around 61. It shouldn’t be too windy either, so plan on spending as much time outside as you can. Overall the pleasant conditions will linger into Saturday. However another weak disturbance will push through early Saturday morning and may contain a few brief showers. Otherwise look for a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the mid 60s. That will feel great, won’t it!

The atmosphere just won’t let up though in terms of sending fronts our way every 24 to 36 hours. The next one is projected for Sunday morning and could provide some patchy light rain. Somewhat cooler air will work in as well with highs in the mid to upper 50s.

Monday then should be dry and partly cloudy with highs around 56. That could be followed up with some occasional showers by the middle of next week. Temperatures will remain below average, just hitting the upper to mid 50s.

Have a good evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:45 p.m., 30-April 2019

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Tony Schumacher

Lead Evening Meteorologist at WAOW-TV and Chief Meteorologist / Owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC. A Wisconsin native with nearly 30 years experience in weather forecasting and broadcast.

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