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Drought buster rain! 1 to 2 inches expected into Saturday

The drought buster southeastern Wisconsin has been looking for is right around the corner. Upper-level dynamics improve heading into tonight for rain chances and perhaps a few claps of thunder. Rain could start as early as tonight, and could linger on and off until later Saturday.

Keep in mind that Milwaukee has only seen 2.54” of rain since July 22nd; that’s over six inches below the normal for rainfall. U.S. Drought Monitor continues to show a moderate drought for parts of the viewing area. This soaking rain occurring over a 24-48 hours is exactly what the doctor ordered! Rainfall totals could easily exceed 1 to 2 inches, with some localized higher amounts.  

Rain begins to taper off by Saturday. Computer models have been struggling with the end period of the rain because of the evolution of this storm. Some have it ending Saturday morning while

others have Saturday staying soggy. The way the trend is, it is looking like Saturday could be a washout. Sunday improves with sunshine and highs in the mid 70s.

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