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Stormy May Weather Headed for Wisconsin

Apr 30, 2012
It looks like the first week of May will feature the return of warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico to overspread much of Wisconsin. This combined with an approaching upper level disturbance and warm frontal boundary will set the stage for possible storms across Wisconsin starting Tuesday night and ending sometime at the end of the week. It will be hit and miss throughout the period so don't cancel daytime activities just yet.

The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center is forecasting rain total values to reach over 2.00 inches the next 5 days across southern Wisconsin. The NAM and GFS computer models are advertising humid conditions across the region with dew points possibly in the mid 60's. These values will definitely make it feel more muggy. When these values are high, the prospects of thunderstorms increase. There is also a chance of severe weather on Wednesday and Thursday across the Upper Midwest including Wisconsin. In any case, be prepared for a summer like pattern.

HPC - Predicted Rainfall Totals - First week of May 2012NAM Model - Forecasted Dew Point Temperatures - May 2, 2012GFS Model - Forecasted Dew Point Temperatures - May 2, 2012

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