MILWAUKEE — We’ll be watching for severe storm potential late afternoon on Friday, June 26. A few thunderstorms will be possible earlier in the day, but the strongest line will be associated with a cold front that will take longer to arrive.
The National Weather Service has put just about the entire state in an area of slight risk for severe storms. This classification in terms of severity is a 2 out of 5, but still needs to be taken seriously. Severe potential in slight risk zones are generally scattered and short-lived, but the threat for intense isolated storms still remains.
Future radar continues to favor the development of a squall line as this system approaches. Typically, with a squall line, damaging winds and hail are the most impactful storm characteristics, but quick spin-up tornadoes are still possible. Overall, in southeast Wisconsin, we’ll be watching for a medium to low severe threat for our region.