Spring rain check after a Sunday soaker for some
Along with a strong pneumonia front Sunday we also had a decent soaking rain. An area of heavy rain and isolated storms slowly rolled over eastern Dodge, Washington and Ozaukee Counties where rain totals exceeded 5" in some locations.
The 0.68" of rain Milwaukee picked up was a good soaking but not a ton. Showing how dry it's been lately that was actually the most rain during a day Milwaukee has had since April 10th!
The additional rain puts Milwaukee's totals since March 1st just barely under 4". Seems like nothing compared to the over 12" of rain we had at this point of the season last year and the over 8.50" of rain on average we have by this point of the season.
With Sunday's rain we dropped a place in the driest springs to fifth with 3.99" of rain in Milwaukee tied with 1997. Spring of 1958 was the driest on record.
We could drop out of the top 5 driest springs on record with a few more chances for rain this week. An isolated shower or storm can't be ruled out Monday. Tuesday starts dry but scattered showers and storms look likely in the afternoon and evening. A few lingering showers might be possible Wednesday morning before drying out. Another chance for showers move in Thursday evening through Friday. So we could add a bit more to our lacking totals before the end of the month.
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