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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Milwaukee, General Mitchell International Airport (KMKE)

Lat: 42.96°NLon: 87.9°WElev: 722ft.

Fog

66°F

19°C

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed SE 5 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1017.7 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 0.50 mi
Last update 4 Sep 11:52 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Milwaukee WI

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Widespread fog, mainly after 4am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind.

    Fog

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of showers before 10am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Widespread fog, mainly before 9am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers and
    Fog then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Patchy fog after 1am.  Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Areas of fog before 1pm.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Areas Fog

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Mostly clear, with a low around 72. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 80 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 76 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 62 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Widespread fog, mainly after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers before 10am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Widespread fog, mainly before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Areas of fog before 1pm. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly clear, with a low around 72. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Labor Day
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
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Point Forecast:
Milwaukee WI
 43.07°N 87.97°W (Elev. 715 ft)
11:38 pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
12am CDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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