Wind slowly comes down for a cool holiday weekend
Ridiculous, insane, ruthless. Those are some words people used top describe the wind on Thursday. The wind was gusting so strong that a High Wind Warning was issued for Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties. We typically only average one High Wind Warning every year. Kenosha saw the strongest wind gust clocking in at over 60 mph. The rest of southeast Wisconsin had strong wind gusts between 45-60 mph.
The wind will continue to be a big story Friday with gusts out of the west over 30 mph at times. Not nearly as ferocious as Thursday but still very gusty. A bit of a breeze lingers on Saturday before the wind finally gets a little lighter for Easter Sunday.
Southeast Wisconsin is currently sitting between two areas of light precipitation. There are some flurries and light snow showers in the northern half of Wisconsin and there's some light showers and mix to our south in Illinois. Most of our day should be dry but those near the IL border could get an isolated shower on Friday. All of Saturday looks dry and so does the majority of Sunday. By Sunday night a little rain/snow mix looks possible with better chances after midnight going into Monday morning.
Temperatures will stay cool for Easter weekend and the start of Passover. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will stay in the lower half of the 40s and some of you will likely stay in the 30s.
Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to use the hour-by-hour forecast to track when the wind dies down where you live.