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Wisconsin Memorial Day Theme | Severe Weather and Hot!

May 26, 2012
Mammatus Clouds - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - 2012 Memorial DayThe state of Wisconsin will kick off the Memorial Day weekend with showers and isolated thunderstorms through Saturday night. The main story will be the very warm temperatures forecasted for Sunday. A strong warm front will lift north into Wisconsin that will help raise temperatures into the 90's statewide. Don't be surprised to see some record high temperatures throughout the state. The record high temperature for Milwaukee on Sunday is 94 degrees set back in 1911. Will it be broken? We will see.

Memorial Day Weekend Forecast - Severe Weather and Hot Temperatures

Memorial Day - Severe Weather Possible

Thunderstorms are looking likely on Monday across Wisconsin. A strong cold front will be pushing across the state during the late afternoon hours. 0-6km shear will be plentiful between 30-50 knots, and dew point temperatures in the low 60's should give way to CAPE values between 1500-2000 j/kg. These parameters will set the stage for possible severe weather. The tornado threat looks low due unidirectional shear throughout the atmospheric column. A wash out is not expected on Monday, but Wisconsin residents may want to keep abreast for the chance of severe weather on Monday.

Happy Memorial Day!


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