Heaviest rain still to come this evening for southern Wisconsin

Today is an Alert Day with widespread rain in the forecast. 

Between 0.25 to 0.5 inch of rain has fallen over the last 24 hours across southern Wisconsin. 

Rain will continue to fall this evening as a cold front moves from west to east. The rain could be heavy at times, especially Wednesday night.

A few heavy downpours might linger into Thursday morning as well.

While there is a chance for a few thunderstorms, the risk for severe storms is relatively low in southern Wisconsin.  The latest severe weather outlook issued by the Storm Prediction Center keeps the marginal risk for severe storms south of the WI/IL state line.

The main threat for southern Wisconsin tonight is additional rain. There will be some breaks in the rain at times, but precipitation totals for this event are expected to be over an inch.  This will cause area rivers and streams to rise.

The rain will come to an end by Thursday afternoon. Drier weather is expected for Mother's Day weekend, although a shower or two late Saturday night cannot be ruled out.  Temperatures will warm back into the 60s as well for Saturday and Sunday.

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