Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 2:29 PM GMT on November 09, 2012
Clouds today, thundershowers tonight. Clouds tomorrow, thundershowers tomorrow night. Pattern breaks with just lots of rain Sunday. Did I mention it will be mild?
My bolded title got a little long-winded there, but there’s a lot going on this weekend. A low pressure system is going to slowly move through the upper Midwest this weekend, bringing scattered thundershowers and warm, mild air in front of it, then cold air behind the front starting late on Sunday. Many of us may break 60 degrees Saturday, but will struggle to even hit 40 on Monday. Look out for heavy rainfall on Sunday, which could even briefly turn into a mix of light rain/snow before ending late.
Today’s Forecast Grade: B
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
Today’s Conditions: Cloudy and seasonable.
Today’s High Temps: Near 47 east-central, near 50 south.
Today’s Winds: Light this morning, becoming a little breezy from the southeast this afternoon.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 46-50.
Madison: Highs 48-56.
Milwaukee: Highs 50-53.
This Evening: Cloudy and windy with rain showers or even a thunderstorm developing. Temps in the low to mid- 40s. Chance of rain 50%.
Tomorrow’s Conditions: Cloudy and warmer with scattered showers ending in the morning, then redeveloping again tomorrow night. Chance of rain during the day 25%.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Mild highs in the upper 50s east-central, in the 60s south. Lows near 50.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Windy from the south.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy with rain likely. Heavy rainfall is possible at times. Rain could briefly change over to a rain/snow mix before ending Sunday evening, but I doubt we’ll see anything fluffy and measurable. Highs near 60 early but dropping during the day. Chance of rain 90%.
Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Looks dry through Thursday, with another batch of precip possibly coming Friday and next weekend.
High Temperatures: Much cooler. In the upper 30s to lower 40s to start the week, then in the 40s for the rest of the week.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium to High
Weather in the News:
Winter Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin is November 5-9, 2012
Number of Days in Milwaukee & Madison With Max Temps 60F or Higher
Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Showers tonight.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s.
Conditions: Sunny and breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
League City, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and breezy.
High Temperatures: Near 80.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Clouds, sunshine and windy. Isolated showers tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
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