Storm Team 4

Sunny Friday before weekend gets wet

CREATED Mar 8, 2013

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  • The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for a sunny and mild Friday with highs in the upper 30s and a SE wind at 5-15 mph.

  • Clouds increase overnight Friday with lows in the 20s and there is a slight chance for a rain, sleet and freezing rain mix before 9 a.m.

  • After that, expect scattered rain showers throughout the day Saturday with highs in the lower 40s.

  • Rain is likely Saturday night with lows in the upper 30s.

  • Expect heavy rain showers at times Saturday night into Sunday morning.

  • Sunday will be mild until noon with highs in the lower 40s, then the wind will shift to the NW and temps will fall into the mid 30s by 5 p.m.

  • As a result, some snow will mix in with the rain by evening but little to no accumulation is expected.

  • It will be a dreary and damp weekend with nearly an inch of rain, but that could have been close to a foot of snow.

  • Next week looks quiet and seasonal with highs near 40 all week.

  • FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and seasonable, High: 38, Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds and seasonable, Low: 26, Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.

  • SATURDAY: Slight chance of rain/freezing rain/sleet before 9 a.m, then scattered rain showers, New rainfall accumulation: 0.10"-0.25", High: 41. Wind: SSE 10-20 mph.

  • SAT NIGHT: Cloudy, mild, breezy and foggy with cold rain likely, New rainfall accumulation: 0.50", Low: 37, Wind: S 10-15 mph.

  • SUNDAY: Cloudy, breezy and mild with rain showers tapering off, mixing with snow by evening, New rainfall accumulation: 0.10", High: 44....falling into mid 30s after 5pm, Wind: SW/NW 10-15 mph.

MILWAUKEE - If you liked Thursday, you are in for another great day in southeastern Wisconsin with mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures.

The clouds start to increase from the southwest tonight, helping blanket our temperatures overnight in the mid-20s.

A large storm system moves in on Saturday, bringing a good chance of rain by the afternoon hours.

We are expecting rain because a stronger SSE wind helps move a warm front and 40s into Milwaukee.

Lows stay above freezing Saturday night and that's when you can expect the best chance for heavier rain to move through, bringing a half an inch into the rain bucket.

Showers linger on Sunday morning before temperatures start to fall into the afternoon, allowing a bit of snow to start mixing in by the evening hours.

Little snow accumulation is expected but it will be a breezy, cloudy and wet weekend with some localized flooding possible due to the rain and melting snow.

Some locations could see an inch of rain by the time this system exits so try to keep your gutters and storm drains clear to help keep up with the falling rain.

Highs drop slightly on Monday behind this rain event but skies will start to clear going into Tuesday.

A few spotty showers are possible Tuesday night and into Wednesday but this does not look that impressive at the moment.

Friday's Storm Team 4Cast from Jesse Ritka:

Mostly sunny and seasonable.
High:   38.
Wind:  SSE 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Increasing clouds and seasonable.
Low:   26.
Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Dry start then rain showers likely by the afternoon.
New rainfall accumulation: 0.10"-0.25".
High:   40.
Wind:  SSE 10-15 mph.

Saturday night: Cloudy, breezy with cold rain likely, some fog possible.
New rainfall accumulation: 0.50".
Low:    36.
Wind:  S 15 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy, breezy with rain showers tapering off, some snow may mix in late.
New rainfall accumulation: 0.10".
High:   43.
Wind:  SSW 10-15 mph.