Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 12:28 PM GMT on June 04, 2008
Good Wednesday morning!
We're halfway through this somewhat wet work week, and the colder temperatures from yesterday will soon only be a memory as much warmer air begins to filter into the upper Midwest as a frontal boundary moves northward from the central U.S.. Unfortunately, along with the warmer temperatures, all this moisture is going to stick around, so you can expect clouds for most of the rest of the week and scattered showers and thunderstorms through the weekend, perhaps ruining any outdoor plans you have. We're also under the slight risk category for severe weather today, tomorrow, and Friday (and probably this weekend too), so keep an eye on the sky over the next few days. On the bright side, in just another few months you won't have to worry about rain at all! (because it'll be snow!)
Today’s Forecast Grade: B-
Today: Cloudy, breezy and a little warmer with an isolated shower or thunderstorm possible later today. High of 68 central, just above 70 south. Chance of rain today only 30%, but just you wait...
Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Low temperatures not dropping much, in the upper 50s to near 60. Chance of rain 70%.
Tomorrow: Cloudy, windy and warmer with more scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs mid- 70s central, near 80 south. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday: Cloudy, still windy, and warmer with showers and thunderstorms likely. Again. Highs 79-84. Chance of rain 70%.
Saturday: Cloudy, breezy and warm with yet another round of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 80-85. Chance of rain 60%.
Sunday: See also: Saturday. Cooler though, with highs 71-76. Chance of rain 60%.
Other City Forecasts:
Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs 65-70.
Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Morning severe storms, then becoming partly sunny later today. More sunshine tomorrow. Hot highs in the lower 90s!
Tornado Watch 445 in effect until 9 am CDT this morning...
An area of thunderstorms will move out of southeast Illinois and across southwest Indiana through 800 am. The storms will be capable of wind gusts 30 to 40 mph...heavy rain and frequent lightning. The storms will affect Mount Vernon Indiana...Evansville... and eventually Boonville. The storms will either clip or pass just north of Henderson.
Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated morning showers, otherwise partly sunny and breezy. Highs near or just above 90.
Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Mostly sunny and very warm, highs mid- to upper 80s.
Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunny and windy, highs lower 90s today and mid- 80s tomorrow.
... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 8 PM this evening to 2 am PDT Thursday...
Strong and gusty northwest winds will develop across the Las
Vegas Valley this evening with the passage of a cold front. Winds
will actually strengthen during the afternoon preceding the cold
front but the strongest winds will occur after the front moves
through early this evening. Southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph will
shift to the northwest and increase to between 25 and 35 mph with
gusts between 40 and 50 mph. Winds will gradually diminish after
about 2 am Thursday morning. Adverse driving conditions can be
expected in the valley due to strong cross winds as well as areas
of reduced visibility associated with blowing dust and sand.
Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Typical afternoon thunderstorms you can set your watch to. Hot, highs mid- 90s.
Weather in the News:
Scientists Predict 4 Major Hurricanes
A noted hurricane researcher is predicting eight hurricanes will form in the Atlantic this year, and says four of them will be major.
Tuesday's forecast by William Gray and his team of researchers at Colorado State University calls for a very active season, with 15 named storms, including tropical storm Arthur, which formed on May 31.
At least 4 die in flooding in Belize
* NEW: Another tropical storm could form off Caribbean coast, forecasters say
* Dozens stranded on roofs of homes from flooding caused by weekend storms
* At least four drown in floodwaters in Belize; two missing
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Updated: 1:21 PM CDT on July 28, 2015