Good Monday morning!
Well it took long enough, but that stagnant area of low pressure finally pushed east to bother New England instead of us, and the clouds and fog went with it. High temperatures yesterday were mostly in the 50s, although parts of northern, central and western Wisconsin actually broke 60. Any lingering snow cover we had before this weekend is pretty much gone now (except for those nasty piles of black snow in the corners!)
After a week of sunshine that was then followed by a week of clouds and fog, if the pattern continues we should be enjoying a lot of sunshine this week, right? Well, that's actually kind of going to be the case. Another slow-moving area of high pressure currently in the northern Rocky Mountains is going to gradually move toward the southeast. This high will block any storm systems from coming through, so we should stay dry for another few days. Our normal high is still only near 40 degrees, but we're going to stay nice and mild through the entire work week as mild air circulates around this high pressure system. A storm system finally arrives late on Friday, bringing rain and colder temperatures with it. Our temperatures will likely crash back to normal by the weekend, but the next few days do look very nice indeed!
Today’s Forecast Grade: A
Today: Some morning clouds in far eastern Wisconsin that will be clearing shortly. Lots of sunshine for everyone else all day. High of 58. Enjoy!
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 54-57.
Madison: Highs 55-57.
Waukesha: Highs 52-55.
Tonight: Clouds and stars, lows in the upper 30s.
Tomorrow: More clouds than sunshine, but dry. Highs in the low to mid- 50s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, highs 52-57.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and mild, highs 56-61.
Friday: Cloudy and cooler with rain developing. Highs 49-54. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday: Rain ending, then gradually clearing. Breezy and colder, highs 40-47. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday: Sun and clouds, but keep the heavier jacket handy. Highs 39-46.
Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Clouds and patchy fog. Isolated rain showers tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s today, mid- 40s tomorrow.
Conditions: More clouds than sunshine.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s today, a few degrees warmer tomorrow.
League City and Pearland, Texas:
Dense fog advisory in effect until 9 am CDT this morning...
Conditions: Morning fog, then partly cloudy today. Scattered showers and storms possible tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 70s today, mid- 60s tomorrow.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sun and clouds today, more sun than clouds tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
High Temperatures: Just above 60.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Mostly sunny and a very nice day to enjoy a fresh garden.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 70s.
Conditions: Partly cloudy and breezy today, a few more clouds tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 70s.
Weather in the News:
Nor'easter cuts power to hundreds of thousands
- Storm cuts power to 400,000-plus customers along Eastern Seaboard
- Wind has died down, but flood threat remains, CNN meteorologist says
- Flooding also threatens Red River area of North Dakota, Minnesota
Tropical Cyclone Tomas slams Fiji
- Storm strikes Fiji's northern islands
- Category 4 storm expected to hit Fiji by Tuesday evening
- Storm expected to sideswipe main island
- Resident: Schools, banks closed; capital hit with heavy rain