Quiet and dry stretch of weather continues into second week
Our quiet weather continues. Southeast Wisconsin hasn't seen any rain or snow since a little snow fell on March 5 and 6. That means that Saturday was the 11th straight day without precipitation. During that time the snow deficit in Milwaukee has risen to 5.8". The total liquid precipitation (rain or melted snow) we've seen has only been 0.18" which would go down as the second driest March on record in Milwaukee if we don't pick up any more rain or snow this month.
For those not looking forward to the return of wet weather, you are in luck. Our quiet and dry stretch of weather will last for at least the next five days, but it's not quiet everywhere. Another messy storm system will miss us to the south on Monday.
Right now, our next chance for some precipitation looks to arrive Friday evening into Saturday. With highs in the middle 40s a rain/snow mix looks likely but weather models have trended towards more of a wet snow. With no big cold air in sight, any snow that does fall would likely melt quickly.
Despite the recent lack of rain and snow, southeast Wisconsin has not been declared "abnormally dry" mainly thanks to the flooding we saw in February.