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Gloom hangs about with heavy rain on the way

Yet again we’re dealing with gray and gloom to start this Tuesday morning. Patchy dense fog and temperatures near freezing led to a potentially slick morning commute and while temperatures will get back above freezing Tuesday, the fog/mist will be tough to get rid of.

A departing frontal boundary will continue to produce cloud cover across eastern Wisconsin. A region of high pressure will keep winds calm through the day, but low level moisture will keep stratus clouds overhead.

Temperatures will climb into the upper 30’s to low 40’s Tuesday, while on Wednesday they’ll likely break into the low 40’s with a mostly cloud sky.

The next system will approach out of the southeast. This system will be warm and bring an abundance of moisture late Wednesday.

We’ll likely see the onset of rain or a wintry mix after sunset on Wednesday night. Temperatures will stay consistent and they may even get warmer overnight that will cause more rainfall through Thursday.

Heavy rainfall will be possible at times and widespread rainfall amounts will be between 1/2” and 1 1/2”. Rain may transition back to a wintry mix or snow as it tapers off because temperatures will be falling throughout the day Thursday.

The tail end of this system will sink temperatures down into the 20’s overnight Thursday and it will be cold Friday before we see a rebound just in time for Wisconsin’s gun hunting opener Saturday.

Justin Esterly

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