Biggest rain in years, flash flooding overnight

On Aug. 6, the Milwaukee area had hardly seen 11 inches of rainfall all year. Usually, by the start of August, we would have received 20-plus inches. In the last two days, some areas have gotten as much as seven inches, which makes this year look almost average even though it's been anything but. 

Storms Saturday night, Aug. 7 into early Sunday morning, Aug. 8 produced flash flooding for northern Milwaukee County and southern Ozaukee County. Totals ranged from half an inch in Kenosha to as much as seven inches near Cedarburg. It's possible in the last five years isolated locations have gotten more. 

"We haven't seen rain like this since 2008," according to FOX6's Rob Haswell. "Almost everyone north of I-94 got well over two inches of rain, let alone the band of four-plus inches all the way up to West Bend."

Widespread rain of 3"+ across SE Wisconsin Saturday night, Aug 7. 

Top rainfall totals from the National Weather Service

West Bend – 5.33"

Allenton – 4.83"

Glendale – 4.28"

Theresa – 3.74"

Green Lake – 3.6"

Jackson – 3.5"

Germantown – 3.48"

Saukville – 2.77"

We're not totally out of the woods. Sunday afternoon, Aug. 8 will bring southeast Wisconsin another severe threat through Monday morning, Aug. 9. Gusty winds and heavy rain are the main concerns but hail and an isolated tornado are possible. 

Please stay weather aware!

Severe Outlook for Sunday, Aug. 8 offers a variety of extremely useful weather tools to help you navigate the stormy season. They including the following:




We have a host of maps and radars on the FOX6 Weather page that are updating regularly — to provide you the most accurate assessment of the weather. From a county-by-county view to the Midwest regional radar and a national view — it’s all there. All of these images are at the ready — just one click away.


When the weather gets a little dicey, schools and businesses may shut down. CLICK HERE to monitor the latest list of closings, cancellations, and delays reported in southeast Wisconsin.



Lastly, FOX6 and Chief Meteorologist Rob Haswell are looking for some smart, fun, outgoing, and weather-loving kids to help with the weather forecasts Friday mornings on WakeUp News. If you have a 6 to 12-year-old child who is into weather and wants to show his or her stuff, then we want to hear from you! CLICK HERE to learn more.


Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of FOX6 viewing area

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Dodge, Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties until 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. Additionally, a flash flood watch impacts Dodge, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Washington counties until 1 a.m.