We are in for more rain, like it or not. It is pushing in from the southwest as low pressure in Nebraska rides northeast. There should be a fairly steady period of rain from very late evening through about daybreak Wednesday. The amounts shouldn’t be huge, but .30 to .50 of an inch appears likely. It will also be breezy Tuesday night right through the next few days. Lows will hold in the low to mid 40s Tuesday night, then climb to the mid 60s Wednesday. There could be a bit of sun Wednesday over the southern half of the area, so there it might end up noticeably warmer. A few additional spotty showers and thunderstorms may bubble up in the afternoon especially over northern Wisconsin as an upper level disturbance moves through. The wind will be from the southeast at 15-25 mph Tuesday night into Wednesday becoming south and a bit lighter Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday looks pretty nice with partly cloudy skies along with lows around 49 and highs near 68. Again it will be breezy, with west-northwest winds of 10-20 mph. Enjoy that dry day because another potent low pressure system will push through Friday causing widespread rain and thunderstorms. Rain amounts could be up to an inch or so with that one. There is a small chance of severe weather Friday afternoon if it warms up enough. At this point we are calling for lows around 50 and highs near 70 but that could change quite a bit depending on how long the morning rain sticks around.
One of the nicest parts of the outlook is that now the holiday weekend looks pretty quiet and nice. We are expecting some sunshine each day with seasonal temperatures. Lows will vary from the low 50s to mid 40s with highs in the low 70s Saturday and Sunday, cooling to the upper 60s on Memorial Day. We are tracking a weak front to move through Sunday evening. It could produce a few brief showers, but hopefully that is about it for rainfall.
There are signs however that a stronger rain system will be arriving by next Tuesday. Stay tuned for updates!
Have a great evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 3:50 p.m., 21-May 2019