Rounds of rain and storms expected to end the week and throughout the weekend

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Get outside and enjoy today's abundant sunshine because rounds of rain and storms are expected Friday through early next week.

Low pressure is developing in the Plains and will slowly push east and north to end the week. Lingering dry air from today's high pressure system will hold off any showers or storms on Friday until mid afternoon at the earliest. A round of showers and isolated storms are more likely in the evening. Hail can't be ruled out in the evening storms.

Saturday's storm chance is the biggest question mark. Clouds and a few light showers will hang around Saturday morning, but a mix of sun and clouds should develop by the afternoon. A breezy SW wind plus that sunshine will help boost temps well into the 70s with humidity increasing as well.

The big question is whether or not storms will form. If they do form, they would likely be strong to severe with damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes all a possibility. All of southeastern WI is under a level 2 of 5, Slight Risk, for severe storms on Saturday.

There will be a stalled front across the western half of the state on Saturday with storms developing along it to our west Saturday night, overspreading the area into Sunday morning. Storms may sit over the same areas while producing heavy rain. Flooding is a concern Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Additional showers and storms are expected Sunday with more heavy rainfall. A few storms later in the day into the evening could be on the stronger side as well, but it's a bit uncertain this far out. A solid 1-3" of rain is possible Friday night through Monday morning with flooding concerns arriving during the second half of the week. As it looks right now, western locations have the best chance at training storms and flooding.

It will be windy throughout this stretch of weather with frequent wind gusts between 25-35 mph Friday through Monday.

These strong southerly winds will bring in warmer weather with highs in the 60s and 70s. 

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