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Flash Flood Warning issued for Milwaukee and Waukesha counties ahead of severe weather

Wednesday to be muggy, highs in the 70s
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***Flash Flood Warning issued for Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties until 11:15 p.m. Tuesday***

A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Milwaukee County and Waukesha County in Southeastern Wisconsin until 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Thunderstorms will be producing heavy rain across the warned area, according to the National Weather Service.

Read the National Weather Service's alert below:

Flash Flood Warning For
Milwaukee county in Southeastern Wisconsin
Southeastern Waukesha county in Southeastern Wisconsin* Until 1115pm CST.* At 739pm CST, Doppler Radar indicated Thunderstorms Producing
Heavy Rain Across the Warned Area. Between 1 and 2 Inches of Rain
Have Fallen. The Expected Rainfall Rate is 1 to 1.5 Inches in 1
Hour. Additional Rainfall Amounts of 1.5 to 3 Inches are Possible
in the Warned Area. Flash Flooding is Ongoing or Expected to Begin
Shortly.Hazard, Flash Flooding Caused by Thunderstorms.Source, Radar.Impact, Flash Flooding of Small Creeks and Streams, Urban
Areas, Highways, Streets and Underpasses As Well As
Other Poor Drainage and Low - Lying Areas.* Some Locations That will Experience Flash Flooding Include
Milwaukee, Waukesha, West Allis, Wauwatosa, New Berlin,
Brookfield, Greenfield, Menomonee Falls, Oak Creek, Muskego, South
Milwaukee, Cudahy, Whitefish Bay, Greendale, Pewaukee, Sussex, St.
Francis, Hales Corners, Mukwonago and Elm Grove.
Turn Around, Don't Drown When Encountering Flooded Roads. Most Flood
Deaths Occur in Vehicles.
Area DescriptionMilwaukee, WI; Waukesha, WIExpires7/5/22 11:15 PM US/Central

It has been a muggy day across the area, but the lakefront stayed cooler with a NE breeze. Milwaukee was in the 70s while areas well inland were near 90 with a heat index near 100. T'storms have fired up this evening across southern WI and severe storms near Jansville. Walworth and Jefferson counties are under a severe storm watch until midnight tonight. While the severe storms look to be staying south of Milwaukee and Waukesha, most us of will still see some rain overnight from a large storm rolling through Minnesota. It would be here well after midnight and should not be severe. Wednesday is still muggy and mostly cloudy with highs in the 70s and some scattered showers during the day.

Rain is likely Wednesday night into Thursday ahead of the next cold front. Thursday is 77 and humid. Behind the front, Friday is windy, less humid and comfortable with temps in the 70s. A NE breeze will gust to 25 mph. Saturday is sunny and breezy with dry air and highs in the 70s. Sunday is a great day with highs near 80. Monday will be warm and humid with highs in the mid 80s and scattered t'storms.

TONIGHT: Scattered T'showers and muggy with patchy fog
Low: 64
Wind: NE 5-10 mph

WEDNES: Mostly cloudy and humid with scattered t'showers
High: 70 Lakefront...78 Inland
Wind: NE 5-15 mph

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy and humid with scattered t'showers
High: 72 Lakefront...80 Inland
Wind: NE 5-10 mph

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy, windy and less humid with isolated shower
High: 72 Lakefront...78 Inland
Wind: NE 15-25 mph

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and beautiful
High: 76
Wind: NE 10-15 mph

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and beautiful
High: 81
Wind: SE 10-15 mph

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