A beast of a low pressure system, currently centralized in Iowa, is spreading all sorts of wind, rain and snow to the Midwest. You can expect the nasty weather to last through tomorrow, with today's wind and rain changing over to wind and snow tonight and tomorrow, but don't bother shovelling as much warmer, mild air will start flowing our way next week with temperatures hopefully back into the 60s by Wednesday or Thursday.
Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 am CDT Saturday...
Snow will mix with or change to sleet or rain for awhile today... but
change back to all snow during the middle to late afternoon. The
snow will continue tonight and part of Saturday. Wet snow and
gusty winds may cause power lines and trees to fall down. Only an
inch or so of additional snow is expected through late afternoon
today... but 4 to 6 inches of additional snow are likely tonight
through Saturday morning.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow and
sleet are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also expected.
This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
At 606 am Doppler radar indicated showers and thunderstorms from Black Creek to Green Bay to Manitowoc...moving northeast at 40 mph. The storms will be near... Kewaunee around 620 am... Sturgeon Bay around 640 am... Egg Harbor around 700 am... Expect heavy rain and dangerous lightning as the storms go by.
A band of showers and thunderstorms has exited the Sheboygan area and was moving over Lake Michigan. These storms were moving northeast at 45 mph. Look for the stronger storms to produce brief heavy rain and 1/2 inch hail. Watch for ponding of water on roadways early this morning...along with rising rivers and streams. Do not drive through water of unknown depth. In addition fog will reduce visibilities to 1/2 mile or less over portions of southern Wisconsin...especially the far south.
Today’s Forecast Grade: D
Today: Rain showers becoming more numerous again later this morning, and changing to all snow north. Still windy, highs upper 30s north, 43 central, mid- to upper 40s south. Chance of precip near 100%.
Tonight: Rain showers changing over to snow showers. You might see an inch or two of snow on the grass when you wake up tomorrow morning, unless you live in Rhinelander where 3-6" is expected by Saturday morning. Windy, lows mid- 20s north, lower 30s central and south. Chance of precip 90%.
Saturday: Snow showers gradually ending later in the day. Total snow accumulations of 6-9" north, 2-3" central, and 1-2" south is expected by Saturday night. Windy but becoming less windy late, highs mid- 30s north, mid- to upper 30s central, upper 30s to near 40 south. Chance of snow 80%.
Sunday: Partly sunny and dry, highs near 40 north, lower 40s central and south.
Monday: Mostly sunny, a little warmer, highs 45-50.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer, highs 52-57.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, breezy and warmer yet, highs 57-62. Highs could reach the mid- to upper 60s on Thursday!
Other City Forecasts:
This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Rain and snow changing to all snow. Snow ends later on Saturday with 3-5" expected. Partly cloudy on Sunday. Highs mid- 30s today, near 40 tomorrow and mid- 40s on Sunday.
... Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 7 am CDT Saturday...
... Winter Storm Warning is cancelled...
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory... which is in effect until 7 am CDT Saturday. The
Winter Storm Warning has been cancelled.
Drier air spread into south central and east central sections of
Minnesota overnight... including the Twin Cities metropolitan
area... along with slowly rising temperatures. This has aided in
diminishing the precipitation with mainly light rain being
reported from time to time from Twin Cities on southwest through
New Ulm and Fairmont.
Rain... or a mix of rain and snow... will occur this morning from
the Twin Cities on southwest through New Ulm and Fairmont. A
changeover to all snow is expected by this afternoon as colder air
works into the area. The snow will persist through tonight. Snow
accumulations today will be from 2 to 3 inches with another 1 to 2
inches of accumulation tonight.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
This Weekend in Evansville, Indiana: Isolated morning storms today, otherwise mostly cloudy. More showers possible this weekend. Highs upper 60s today, then dropping to the upper 40s to near 50 this weekend.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to move across portions of west Kentucky this morning. In addition...showers and thunderstorms will continue to move northeast out of west Tennessee and affect west Kentucky over the next several hours. This activity could skirt across extreme southern Illinois over the next hour or two...and then eventually move into portions of southwest Indiana. Some of the stronger storms will be capable of brief heavy downpours.
This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated storms today, sunshine this weekend, highs near 80 today and the low to mid- 70s this weekend.
This Weekend in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Morning fog today, otherwise partly cloudy. Isolated storms on Saturday, mostly cloudy and cooler on Sunday. Highs mid- 70s today, lower 80s tomorrow, and upper 60s on Sunday.
... Dense fog advisory remains in effect until 9 am EDT this morning...
Dense fog will overspread much of southeast South Carolina and
southeast Georgia early this morning. Visibilities of 1/4 mile
can be expected through sunrise and may drop to near zero at
times near bodies of water... swamps... marshes and other low lying
areas. Conditions are expected to rapidly improve by 9 am.
Motorists are urged to use extra caution during the morning
commute. Use low beam headlights when dense fog is encountered and
leave plenty of room between vehicles.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio all hazards... TV... or your local
news source for the latest weather information from the National
Weather Service. Additional information is also available on the
internet at www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/chs.
This Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine all weekend, highs mid- 70s today, near 80 tomorrow, and rising into the upper 80s on Sunday!
This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: *NEW* Isolated showers Saturday night and Sunday, otherwise partly cloudy, highs upper 80s today and tomorrow and mid- 70s Sunday.
Weather in the News:
...Record daily maximum rainfall set at Milwaukee...
A record rainfall of 1.66 inch(es) was set at Milwaukee yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 1.58 set in 1879.
Storms pound heartland; 2 die in Oklahoma flooding
* Flooding closes nearly 200 roads in Missouri and schools in Arkansas
* In Texas, a gas field worker's arm was severed during a possible tornado
* Flights at Little Rock National Airport were suspended due to a tornado warning