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Scattered Showers Tonight, Sun and Wind for Fishing Opener!

Last weekend was miserable.  It was a stretch of wet weather we typically see at least one weekend, if not more, in spring.  This weekend is going to be a different story, and a nice way to kick off the Fishing Opener in the Badger State.  A weak wave will drive from northern Wisconsin into our region later tonight and early Saturday morning generating a few showers.  Most of the activity ends Saturday morning, and the rest of the day will feature a mix of sun and clouds.  The computer models are hinting at as much as 0.10” to 0.20” of total rainfall.  It is not expected to be a big-time rain event.

Plenty of energy along a trough upstairs in the atmosphere will bring wind, which started last night and continue into Saturday night.  Wind gusts will approach 30 mph at times.  Sustained winds will range from 10-20 mph, especially closer to the lakeshore.  The wind speeds begin to back off heading into Sunday.

Next week, models are not agreeing with when the next round of precipitation rolls in.  One long-term model has it starting Tuesday, the other Wednesday.  Rain is on tap at some point next week, along with some warmer temperatures.  Ahead of the storm system, warm air advection will lead to a mild Monday and Tuesday with highs returning to the 60s for all of the viewing area.

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