MILWAUKEE — After parts of eastern Wisconsin saw well over a month’s worth of rainfall in a three-day period, more showers arrive Memorial Day weekend. Many farm fields still remain flooded, while rivers are full to the brim. We are lucky this next system is favored to dump the most rain in Nebraska and Kansas.
Rainfall will take place over a four-day period, and won’t be nearly as heavy when contrasting long-term future precip models.
As this system exits the Rocky Mountains, storm chances increase in the Great Plains. This will be bringing a surge of warm air up from the south, and when we’re not seeing rain, we have a great chance at finally getting to 80˚.
Rain potential really doesn’t arrive until late Saturday afternoon and early evening, May 23. Most showers stay light, but isolated heavier pockets are possible. Likely, our highest precip accumulations will come Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
Showers become much more scattered and isolated into Sunday evening, May 24, but still likely we’ll at least see some rain to end the weekend.
By Monday, May 25 another cold front arrives, which could add some juice to our widespread rain chances, but will only cool us down slightly. Warmer than average conditions are still expected to continue, but a few heavier cells of rain are possible, but in the evening at this time.
Finally, our rain chances start to calm down into Tuesday, May 26 with the back end of Monday’s system finally clearing out. Light to moderate rain is still possible, but rain rates are not expected to be extreme.