Good Monday morning!
I think after reading this week's forecast, I'm going to give a similar warning that I've given before ... please, please do not kill the messenger. :) As badly as we all want Spring to finally arrive and stay for good, the sight of a fresh blanket of snow on our lawns yesterday morning really gave the impression that maybe this is the year that summer never actually arrives. :) The Meteorologist in me knows it will, but this week's forecast is not much better than last week with temperatures near or just a little bit below normal and precipitation possible for a good chunk of the week, including perhaps a messy mix for central Wisconsin tonight! I don't see another 2-7" of snowfall like much of Wisconsin had this weekend, but a couple new strong areas of low pressure moving across the United States means keep your umbrellas handy, and perhaps even your ice scraper if you park your car outside.
Today’s Forecast Grade: B
Today: Sunshine this morning, increasing clouds this afternoon. High of 42 central, mid- 40s south.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 38-44.
Madison: Highs 42-51.
Waukesha: Highs 38-44.
Tonight: Cloudy and windy with rain developing overnight. Rain could be mixed with sleet or freezing rain in northern and central Wisconsin. Lows near 30 central, low to mid- 30s south. Chance of precip 50% central, 70% south.
Tomorrow: Cloudy and windy with more rain likely. Rain could be a mix early in the morning in northern and central WI so be on the lookout for slippery roads driving to work tomorrow. Rain will gradually turn to light snow or flurries late for everyone but little if any accumulation is expected. Highs mid- 40s central, upper 40s south. Chance of precip 90%.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold with scattered drizzle or flurries. Light snow possible Wednesday night. Highs 43-48. Chance of snow Wednesday night 30%.
Thursday: Morning clouds or light snow showers ending, then becoming partly sunny, highs 44-49.
Friday: Partly sunny, highs 48-53.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, highs 48-55.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy with rain developing, perhaps mixing with snow after dark. Highs 46-53. Chance of precip 35%.
Other City Forecasts:
Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Rain and snow starting this evening and continuing through Wednesday. Highs mid- 40s today and upper 30s tomorrow.
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM CDT Tuesday...
Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Partly sunny today, scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow, highs near or just above 60.
Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy today, isolated storms overnight with a better chance of storms tomorrow. Breezy, highs mid- 70s.
Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy today and tomorrow. Showers possible tomorrow night. Highs upper 60s to near 70.
Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Mostly sunny, a little breezy this morning, highs mid- 60s today and lower 70s tomorrow.
Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Sunshine today, scattered storms tomorrow, highs low to mid- 80s.
Weather in the News:
With snow over, prepare for warmth, rain
The snow that blanketed southeastern Wisconsin over the weekend shouldn't be around for long.
Temperatures on Monday could reach 47 degrees away from Lake Michigan, helping to melt the 2 to 7 inches of wet snow that coated the area Saturday and Sunday, according to WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) meteorologist Michael Fish.
Red River receding; North Dakota braces for snow storm
* Officials expect continued receding despite coming snow, but wind a concern
* Red River at Fargo nearly foot below Saturday's level
* Flooding of homes, school a "wake-up call," Fargo mayor says
* Two deaths, 50 injuries blamed on flood-related incidents
Severe weather wreaks havoc from Plains to Gulf Coast
* Strong winds damage Tennessee shopping center
* Blizzard drops more than 2 feet of snow, strands travelers in Kansas, Oklahoma
* Mobile, Alabama, and Biloxi, Mississippi, regions hardest hit by rain