More clouds Thursday ahead of a cold rain on Friday

Sunshine has returned across southeast Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon, but the strong NNE wind is holding temps in check, especially lakeside.

Wind will remain off the lake Thursday and Friday, but it won't be quite as strong as earlier this week. A strong northerly wind develops on Saturday behind our next low pressure system.

Clouds will increase on Thursday as this low pressure system approaches, but lingering high pressure will keep us dry until Friday. Friday doesn't have much in the way of redeeming qualities. Rain rolls in by late morning and will continue fairly steadily into Friday night. Temps will be in the upper 30s to low 40s so it'll feel raw on Friday. 

Inland areas near and west of the Kettle Moraine may see some wet snow mix in with the rain on Friday night as cooler air fills in on the backside of this system.

Overall rain totals from this system range from .50" north to 1-1.25" near and south of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee has already picked up more rain this week than we did all of February.

Despite the drier February, we're still running 1.49" above normal since the start of the year, and this will add to it. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to see how temperatures will be heading into the weekend.

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