Wisconsin Weather Update for August 13, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 12:58 PM GMT on August 13, 2012

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Spotty light rain showers today, sunshine tomorrow.

A small area of low pressure, currently centered near St. Louis, is pushing enough moisture northward to develop a few scattered showers across Wisconsin this morning. Don’t expect the type of soaking rain where you can go outside shortly afterwards and literally watch the grass grow, though. These light rain showers should decrease this afternoon, and we’ll probably see a bunch of stars tonight. High temperatures will generally stick in the 70s this week, with a top-off of 80+ possible tomorrow and Wednesday, but we may cool off to the point where we’re barely reaching 70 again by Friday.

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/mixedcomp osite.asp?region=a4&size=2x&ID=MKX19

 

 

Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium to High

 

Wisconsin Forecast:

Today’s Conditions: Cloudy with a few scattered light rain showers spread throughout most of the day. We might see some decreasing clouds before sunset though. Chance of rain 50%.

Today’s High Temps: Near 75.

Today’s Winds: A little breezy from the north.

 

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)

Appleton: Highs 77-78.

Madison: Highs 76-77.

Milwaukee: Highs 70-74.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/ getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

 

Tonight: Becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

 

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Partly cloudy.

Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the upper 70s. Lows again in the upper 50s.

Tomorrow’s Winds: Light and variable.

 

Extended Outlook:

Conditions: Showers and thunderstorms are expected Wednesday night, otherwise we will probably stay dry through Saturday, with a chance of rain again on Sunday.

High Temperatures: Near 80 on Wednesday, in the mid- 70s Thursday, then just over 70 this weekend.

Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

 

 

Weather in the News:

 

Severe To Extreme Drought in Southern Wisconsin

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmssto ry.php?wfo=mkx&storyid=85310&source=0

 

2012 Wisconsin Tornadoes - 3 Confirmed in 2012

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmssto ry.php?wfo=mkx&storyid=85908&source=0

 

 

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

 

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:

Conditions: Decreasing clouds.

High Temperatures: Upper 70s.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapol is.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USMN0503

 

Anna, Illinois:

Conditions: Scattered thunderstorms.

High Temperatures: Upper 80s.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USIL0033

 

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:

Conditions: Sunshine!

High Temperatures: Lower 90s.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_He ad_Island.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USSC0155

 

Charlotte, North Carolina:

Conditions: Sunshine!

High Temperatures: Near 90.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte .html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USNC0121

 

Las Vegas, Nevada:

Conditions: Isolated thunderstorms possible.

High Temperatures: Just above 100.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson .html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USNV0040

 

Davenport, Florida:

Conditions: Scattered afternoon and evening storms. As expected.

High Temperatures: Lower 90s.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport .html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USFL0104
 

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About HaleStorm

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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