Rainfall is not expected to be widespread Thursday afternoon. And that's because despite a rise in dew point temperatures, our atmosphere will still remain fairly dry. A line of decaying showers have been moving into Wisconsin and far northern Iowa Wednesday afternoon and evening. This is ahead of the main cold front that is expected to move through southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois by Thursday afternoon.
and low pressure system associated with the front aren't very strong. Winds the jet stream, however, will be strong and this may be just enough to help grow thunderstorms to low end severe limits with strong winds gusts and possibly quarter sized hail. The overall threat for strong thunderstorms is low, but it's there. Not everyone will experience rain on Thursday and there will be some towns that may even go completely dry during the afternoon.
|Thursday Outlook |
Storm Prediction Center