Updated: Sunday, August 28 3:15 pm:
A line of severe storms is running northeast at 50 mph and could reach western Jefferson and Walworth counties by 3:30 p.m. The main threat with this line is damaging winds, but some weak circulations have been observed within these lines. storms.
Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will continue to be the primary threats as this line moves through southeastern Wisconsin until about 7 pm.
Updated: Sunday August 28 13:15:
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for all of southeastern Wisconsin until 7 pm Damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and large hail are possible. The time still seems to be between 4 and 7 pm.
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Updated: Sunday, August 28 11:45 am:
The first round of rain has moved through southeastern Wisconsin with a nice break in the action on the road for a few hours. Our attention now turns to the localized area of low pressure currently spinning in eastern Iowa, which will trigger our next round of storms this afternoon.
Storms appear to pick up in SW WI around 3 to 4 p.m., following southeastern Wisconsin between 4 to 8 p.m.
Given the sun moving behind the first round of rain and how humid there is, storms could be strong to severe. Most of SE WI has been upgraded to a Level 2 of 5, Slight Risk, for severe thunderstorms later today.
Damaging winds and an isolated tornado or two are major concerns with storms developing with a minor threat of hail and flooding.
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Update as of 9am on Sunday, August 28…
Some beneficial rains are moving into the metropolitan area now. Nothing serious. Although the Storm Prediction Center has expanded the marginal risk of severe weather to include the Milwaukee area. Gusts of wind, small hail and heavy rain are possible. Stay tuned to CBS 58 on air and online throughout the day for the latest weather information.
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)–Umbrellas will exercise through Monday morning at least as a storm system moves through the area. We will see rounds of showers and storms, some of the showers could be moderate as well. We need the humidity. We are more than a half inch below normal for the month and more than an inch for the year. With this round, we were able to see at least half an inch. Some closer to an inch.
Once a cold front moves in late on Monday, pleasant weather awaits us with highs in the 80s and humidity under control. In fact, it looks good over the bank holiday weekend. Hard to believe that September is Thursday and Labor Day is the following Monday. Wow!