Good Monday morning!
Yesterday I saw the first light snow shower of the season in the Appleton area. It didn't stick to anything, not even grassy areas, but it did look pretty while attending church yesterday morning. Temperatures were about five degrees above normal yesterday, near 40 degrees.
After a summer season which saw zero (0) severe weather events in the county I live in, plus after watching last night's season finale of "Storm Chasers" on the Discovery Channel, I'm getting anxious for some sweet storms to forecast. Plus, what's more exciting than chasing a blizzard? Well, if I wanted to chase down a blizzard this week, I would have to drive quite a ways, as our forecast is anything but exciting. A weak Alberta Clipper may produce a few light snow showers across northern Wisconsin on Wednesday, a storm expected to be strong could create some messy weather across the southern United States late on Tuesday and across the east coast on Wednesday. As for us, cloudy and breezy conditions look to persist through the week, and a plunge in the upper-air jet stream could make the second half of the week colder than the first half. Other than that, well, meh.
Today’s Forecast Grade: B-
Today: Mostly cloudy and breezy through the day. Maybe a few flurries in northern and central Wisconsin this afternoon and evening, but it shouldn't be enough to stick anywhere. High of 40 central, lower 40s south.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 38-41.
Madison: Highs 39-43.
Waukesha: Highs 41-42.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy overnight. Lows near 30.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and breezy again but dry. A little warmer with highs mid- 40s central, upper 40s south.
Wednesday: Still mostly cloudy and breezy, still dry, just a little colder. Highs 37-42.
Thursday: Cloudy and breezy with light snow showers or flurries. It's going to be colder though with highs just 30-35.
Friday: Cloudy and breezy. Perhaps a few flurries. Highs 29-34.
Saturday: Cloudy with flurries. Sensing a pattern yet? Highs 28-35.
Sunday: I'm not sure how else I can say cloudy and breezy with flurries. How's this: "Clouds and wind with flurries possible." Highs 27-34.
Other City Forecasts:
(Monday through Wednesday)
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Flurries today, sunshine tomorrow, more flurries Wednesday.
Temperatures: Highs near 40 through tomorrow, then only near 30 on Wednesday.
Conditions: Some sunshine today, more sunshine tomorrow, no sunshine and rain on Wednesday.
Temperatures: Highs upper 40s today, warming to upper 50s tomorrow, back to upper 40s Wednesday.
League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Rain and cooler. Rain finally becomes more scattered on Wednesday.
Temperatures: Highs only 55-60.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Isolated showers today, sunshine tomorrow, showers and isolated storms likely on Wednesday.
Temperatures: Highs upper 60s today and Wednesday, lower 60s Tuesday.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Showers developing by this afternoon, sunshine tomorrow, more rain on Wednesday.
Temperatures: Highs near or just above 60s today and tomorrow, dropping to the lower 50s thanks to all the rain on Wednesday.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Temperatures: Highs mid- 60s. Well that was pretty easy to write in my new format. :)
Conditions: Sunshine through tomorrow, scattered storms developing tomorrow night and Wednesday.
Temperatures: Highs upper 70s to lower 80s.