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Rain deficit grows despite spotty shower chances

We had a good drink of water just over a week ago where some spots picked up multiple inches of rain. Since then, the majority of southeast Wisconsin hasn't seen much, if any, rainfall. The latest Drought Monitor released on Thursday has most of Sheboygan County and part of Fond du Lac County in "abnormally dry" conditions. A viewer said they haven't mowed their lawn in over a month.

In Milwaukee, the official climate station for southeast Wisconsin, the rain deficit is growing. As of Saturday Milwaukee has picked up 2.83" of rain compared to the 3.69" we had at this point in the month last year. Milwaukee is about a half inch below-average right now. 

Since Thursday most of the Upper Midwest has been stuck in a pattern of pesky and isolated rain chances. The story has been the same for a few days now: sun in the morning, clouds by noon and showers bubbling up towards evening. We will stay in the same pattern to start a new week. Rain chances don't look great on any particular day and most will stay dry, but a few isolated pop up showers are possible. 

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