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RAINFALL THROUGH TONIGHT MAY BE HEAVY

Your First Alert Weather Forecast:
Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 6:22 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2020 at 6:28 AM CDT
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The chance of rain will be increasing today. Our next weathermaker is shoving a warm front into the lower Great Lakes. As warmer, moist air from the Gulf Mexico surges towards Wisconsin, look for widespread rain and thunderstorms, especially this afternoon and through tonight. Over the next 24 hours, most of east-central Wisconsin will see 1-3″ of rain, with perhaps some isolated higher totals. While most of our rivers, creeks and streams will be able to absorb this heavy rain, drivers should watch for ponding of water in low-lying areas, and also near sewer grates which may be clogged with autumn leaves.

This storm system will also give us a breezy northeast wind. As it blows off of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, some minor flooding will be possible. Areas near the mouths of Duck Creek, the Fox, East, Suamico and Oconto rivers should watch for rising water levels.

Keep an eye on the weekend too... Saturday looks dry, but Sunday may be an active day. Another round of rain will fall across eastern Wisconsin, with more slushy wet snow to the NORTHWEST of the Fox Valley.

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WIND FORECAST:

TODAY: NE/E 10-20 MPH

FRIDAY: N/NW 10-20+ MPH

TODAY: Rain develops... May be heavy late. Thunder possible. Turning breezy. HIGH: 47

TONIGHT: Rain and thunder... May be heavy. Quite breezy. LOW: 42

FRIDAY: Showers ending. A few flakes NORTH. Still breezy. HIGH: 44 LOW: 27

SATURDAY: Early sunshine, then increasing clouds. HIGH: 40 LOW 31

SUNDAY: Cloudy with rain developing. Wet snow NORTHWEST. HIGH: 39 LOW: 31

MONDAY: Chance of a morning wintry mix. Breezy with decreasing afternoon clouds. HIGH: 39 LOW: 24

TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Cold and brisk. HIGH: 38 LOW: 26

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. A blustery day. HIGH: 41

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