First Spring Storm Rumbles Through Waukesha
Waukesha Lightning Storms by VDC Photo

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Saturday’s morning showers and scattered sprinkles were nothing compared to the spring storms that rumbled across Waukesha throughout the evening and into the early morning.

Heavy storm cells moved across southeastern Wisconsin throughout the afternoon, but at around 6:30 p.m. rolls of thunder could be heard and felt as storms moved through the city.  Lightning, heavy rains and  small, pea-sized hail was reported in the Waukesha area.  The skies flashed with lightning and thunder rumbled throughout the county. Shortly before 7:00 p.m., emergency vehicle sirens could be heard as the storm grew more violent and lightning strikes grew nearer.

In other areas nickle sized hail was reported at Watertown in south-central Dodge County, while Sheboygan, Sauk and Washington Counties reported dime to walnut sized hail fallen for approximately 13 minutes just after 9:30 p.m.


More Rain today – Snow and Cold expected Monday

According to today’s forecast at the National Weather Service, we can expect more rain today:

A chance of rain and thunderstorms between 11am and 1pm, then rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Areas of fog before 11am. High near 53. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

For Monday forecasters are predicting a rain and snow mix with dropping temperatures:

Rain and snow before 1pm, then a chance of snow after 4pm. High near 38. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


Don’t be too discouraged…   If you don’t like the weather in Waukesha today or tomorrow, just give it a day or two.  We live in Wisconsin! 🙂


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