Sunshine and cool today, windy tomorrow thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
With all the weather wackiness happening on the east coast this week, it seems almost weird that the biggest weather story around here will just be some gusty winds tonight, tomorrow and tomorrow night. Okay, there’s a small chance eastern Wisconsin sees some drizzle and/or flurries tomorrow and Wednesday, but it looks like almost all of the precip from Hurricane Sandy is going to remain east of Lake Michigan. High temps will likely remain in the 40s, which is slightly below normal.
Today’s Forecast Grade: B
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
Today’s Conditions: Sunny and cool.
Today’s High Temps: Near 48 today.
Today’s Winds: Somewhat breezy from the north, increasing late.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: High of 46.
Madison: Highs 48-49.
Milwaukee: Highs 47-49.
This Evening: Clear sky but becoming windy overnight. Temps in the 30s.
Tomorrow’s Conditions: Sunshine and clouds. Windy thanks to Sandy. Far eastern Wisconsin could see some drizzle or flurries but otherwise all of the precip looks to stay east of Lake Michigan.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the mid- 40s.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Windy from the north.
Conditions: Clouds and maybe some more drizzle or flurries on Wednesday, then sunshine returns for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Maybe some rain on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Generally staying in the 40s, although we could break 50 Friday and this weekend.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium
Weather in the News:
Hail and strong winds hit central Wisconsin
Average Date of First Measurable Snowfalls
Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
League City, Texas:
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunny but windy.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
Wind Advisory in effect from noon today to midnight EDT Tuesday night
Conditions: Some sunshine early, then rain or snow showers develop late. Windy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
Conditions: Sunny and breezy.
High Temperatures: Only the upper 60s. Brrr!