Good Thursday morning!
Yesterday’s Wisconsin Weather Recap
Yesterday was a pretty nice day, with the wind and isolated afternoon showers being the only annoyances. With a generally partly cloudy sky, high temperatures were in the mid- 70s in east-central Wisconsin and the upper 70s to near 80 south.
Today’s Wisconsin Forecast Synopsis
The sunshine you may be enjoying right now won't last very long, as our next storm system, currently in the central Rockies, is brewing up a line of severe thunderstorm watch boxes ahead of it across most of Nebraska and Iowa this morning. We'll see clouds on the increase today as the storm system gets closer, then scattered storms are expected tonight and tomorrow. As of now the weather models are suggesting a precipitation trend to the north, so southern Wisconsin may not see quite as much rain compared to areas north, but by tomorrow evening many of us should have some water in our backyard rain gauges.
Today’s Forecast Grade: A-
Today: Sunshine in the morning, clouds in the afternoon. High of 73 east-central, mid- to upper 70s south.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 71-74.
Madison: Highs 76-79.
Waukesha: Highs 70-74.
Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms across northern and parts of central Wisconsin. A storm could squeak into southern Wisconsin overnight but it's not expected to do so until tomorrow. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 50% central, 20% south.
Tomorrow: Cloudy and more humid with showers and thunderstorms. Storms are especially likely in northern and central Wisconsin, and there is a slight risk of severe weather across central and southern Wisconsin. Highs in the upper 70s east-central, low to mid- 80s south. Chance of rain 70% east-central, 40% south.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Remaining humid with highs 80-85. Chance of rain 60%.
Sunday: Cloudy, cooler and less humid, maybe a lingering shower. Highs 72-77. Chance of rain 30%.
Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Showers and thunderstorms return Monday and Tuesday, probably dry on Wednesday.
High Temperatures: Cooler with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s in east-central Wisconsin, and in the 70s south.
Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Showers and thunderstorms likely.
High Temperatures: Near 70 today, mid- to upper 70s tomorrow.
Conditions: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Breezy with isolated daytime storms.
High Temperatures: Near 90.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Isolated daytime thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s to lower 90s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Isolated storms today, sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near or just above 90.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Wind Advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 2 am PDT Friday mainly the western side...
Conditions: Sunshine and windy today. More clouds but less wind tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 90s today, only upper 80s to near 90 tomorrow.
Conditions: Partly cloudy. Storms possible tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 90s.
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