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Memorial Day parades and services are in jeopardy

Again, wow! Mother Nature you sure do surprise us sometimes. Warm, comfortable, lovely sunshine scattered across the region Sunday. We hope you got to enjoy the outdoors and embrace the good weather. Because, as we gear up to honor our fallen hero’s, we’ll need to prepare for some inclement weather.

On the bright side, the severe weather threat has extended further south, meaning that possibility of a severe thunderstorm have greatly reduced. But, a system will approach out of the south and extend a warm front across the southern border of Minnesota and Wisconsin overnight. It will cross into Western Wisconsin and begin as light rain sometime after 6 a.m. and picking up slightly around 8 a.m.

The Eau Claire parade and memorial service will likely see rain through it’s entirety. Starting as light rain and becoming heavier rain towards the end of the ceremony.

The heavier rainfall will start sometime after 11 a.m. and carry through the early afternoon. Flooding is a concern in already high rivers and streams and low lying saturated areas. Rainfall amounts will be somewhere about 0.5” to the north, to an inch around Eau Claire and between 2-3 inches to the southwest.

There are new model runs and trends to monitor for this forecast through Monday morning so check back in frequently for updates!

After a dreary and wet Memorial Day, Tuesday brings more chances for showers and thunderstorms. A severe threat has been inching closer to the valley and parts of Southern Wisconsin. We’ll continue to monitor this threat through Monday, but for now it looks to be just rain and some thunder.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly is our Daybreak meteorologist. Justin joined WQOW News 18 in May 2018.

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