More heavy rain possible to send summer off

More heavy rain possible to send summer off

After a short break from the rain across southern Wisconsin, unsettled weather will return to southern Wisconsin Wednesday night and Thursday.

Showers and thunderstorms along a weak cold front will push into western Wisconsin by early Thursday morning. Rain will move through Madison during the morning rush hour. Humidity levels will be high for this time of year, so any thunderstorms that do move through could produce brief periods of heavy rain.

More heavy rain possible to send summer off

An isolated shower or storm can’t be ruled out on Thursday night, and there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday.

Temperatures won’t be as warm this weekend, with showers and thunderstorms becoming likely on Saturday (mainly in the afternoon) and Sunday (especially in the morning). Another half-inch of rain could fall across southern Wisconsin by Sunday morning with isolated rain amounts of 1 to 2 inches possible.

More heavy rain possible to send summer off

More than three and a half inches of rain has fallen in Madison so far during September. Parts of southwestern Wisconsin centered on Grant County and areas near the Illinois state line have received as much as 5 to 10 inches of rain, much of it falling in the last 10 days. Typically, Madison receives just a little over 3 inches of rain for the entire month. Four out of the last five Septembers have been above-average in terms of monthly rainfall.

Dry weather comes back into the picture to start autumn on Monday.

There will be chances for showers and thunderstorms off and on through Sunday-highest rain chances will be late tonight/Thursday morning and Saturday PM into Sunday AM, Warm and humid, but cooler next week. Gary Cannalte’s forecast:

— First Alert Weather (@news3weather) September 18, 2019