Storm Team 4

Rain to accompany warm winter weather

CREATED Jan 10, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - A strong storm system along the Gulf Coast will rapidly lift its moisture through the Mississippi Valley and into our region through the day. 

By late in the afternoon the first showers associated with this disturbance will spread into Southern Wisconsin and continue to blossom northward, eventually enveloping all of our area through the evening and into tonight. 

Periods of moderate rainfall are likely with some pretty good downpours, too. 

The precipitation should diminish very early on Friday, though clouds will remain rather pesky. 

The work week finishes with our toastiest temperatures yet during this January thaw.

Expect readings to reach about 50 degrees on Friday and almost that on Saturday before a strong cold front send the mercury sinking fast. 

Temperatures will only top out in the low to mid 20s for Sunday.

Thursday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

Increasing clouds & very warm with scattered showers developing late
High:  Near 41
Wind: SE 7-12 mph

Tonight: Rainy, breezy, and warm with patchy fog
Low:  Near 38
Wind: SE 10-15 mph

Friday: Rain ending early then mostly cloudy and very warm
High:  Near 51
Wind: SW 10-15 mph

Friday night: Becoming partly cloudy and very warm
Low:  Near 44
Wind: SSW 10-15 mph

Saturday: Partly cloudy and very warm early with falling temps late
High:  Near 47