Wisconsin Weather Update for May 14, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 12:36 PM GMT on May 14, 2012

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Sunshine today, scattered storms tomorrow.

High pressure centered in the central Plains states will give us one more day of sunshine today. An approaching area of low pressure, currently centered in southern Saskatchewan, will move across Lake Superior tomorrow and its cold front will develop scattered thunderstorms across our area. There’s a slight risk of these thunderstorms becoming severe tomorrow as well. High temperatures should stay a few degrees above normal (normal = upper 60s) with highs in the 70s generally expected, although we could get close to 80 degrees tomorrow and again this weekend, and may struggle to get to 70 on Wednesday.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk .html


Today’s Forecast Grade: A
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium to High

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Sunshine this morning, maybe a cloud this afternoon (yes, that’s singular, not plural!)
Today’s High Temps: Near 75 today. Dew points in the 40s mean it won’t be humid, either.
Today’s Winds: Breezy at times from the southwest.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 74-77.
Madison: Highs 77-78.
Milwaukee: Highs 71-73.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Clouds and stars. Lows near 50.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. There’s a slight risk of these becoming severe as well. Chance of rain 50%. Chance of severe weather within 25 miles of your house, still just 15%.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the upper 70s. A few spots could even hit 80.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Somewhat breezy from the southwest, turning northwest late.

Extended Outlook:
Conditions: Sunshine and clouds on Wednesday and Thursday, then scattered thunderstorms are possible at times Friday and this weekend.
High Temperatures: Cooler with upper 60s probable on Wednesday, then back in the 70s after that. Southern Wisconsin could get close to 80 again this weekend.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Sunny and very warm!
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Clouds and sunshine.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Isolated storms late.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Scattered thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Near 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Showers and thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Near 100.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.

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