MILWAUKEE - 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
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