Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 12:49 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
Another dry week. Mild through mid-week, then much colder by Thursday night.
There’s not a whole lot to talk about in the short-term forecast, as the current area of low pressure moving across the U.S. is well south of us, in Mississippi and Alabama. We will just have to settle for more mild air, highs near 70, and a mix of sunshine and clouds.
Of much greater interest to us is a strong area of low pressure that is expected to move through on Thursday. Other than an isolated rain shower, most of the rain may miss us to the north, but this thing is going to bring significantly colder air into the upper Midwest. High temperatures will struggle to get much past 50 starting on Friday. Enjoy the first half of the week though!
Today’s Forecast Grade: AB
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
Today’s Conditions: Sunshine and clouds this morning, with more clouds expected later today.
Today’s High Temps: Near 69 today.
Today’s Winds: Light and variable.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 67-68.
Madison: Highs 69-70.
Milwaukee: Highs 67-68.
Tonight: Clouds and some stars. Lows in the upper 40s.
Tomorrow’s Conditions: Some morning clouds, then becoming mostly sunny.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the upper 60s.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Light and variable.
Conditions: Maybe an isolated rain shower late on Wednesday or on Thursday, otherwise we’re looking at another dry week.
High Temperatures: Near 70 on Wednesday, in the 60s Thursday, then Autumn really arrives with highs only in the 50-55 range Friday and this weekend.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium to High
Weather in the News:
GOES-14 Becomes the GOES East Satellite after GOES-13 Went Down on 9/23
Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Becoming mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Near 70.
Conditions: Showers likely.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
League City, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Thundershowers developing late.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Fog, rain, and fun!
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
High Temperatures: Mid- 90s.
Conditions: Showers and storms developing.
High Temperatures: Near 90.
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