Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 12:32 PM GMT on September 26, 2008
Good Friday morning!
Today is the last day of what will feel like summer, as tomorrow a cold front sweeps through, developing scattered thundershowers across our area. Behind this front will be cooler air, and an upper-air jet stream trough will push down through the western Great Lakes region early next week, bringing with it the coolest persistent air we've seen since May. Perhaps this is a timely weekend to put up your Halloween decorations?
NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Patchy fog will continue through early this morning. The fog will be light most areas...with visibilities generally 2 to 4 miles. Localized dense fog is expected west of Racine and Kenosha...and in the Burlington areas with visibilities at times reduced to one quarter mile or less. All the fog will persist through 730 am...and then start to thin and dissipate. The dense fog will persist the longest...but should be mostly gone by 9 am. Early morning commuters should be on the lookout for these fog patches...and slow down accordingly.
Today’s Forecast Grade: A
Today: Mostly sunny and warm today. Get out and enjoy it as cooler weather is on the way. High of 80.
Tonight: Increasing clouds overnight. Lows lower 50s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. A little cooler with highs in the lower 70s central, mid- 70s south. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and again a little cooler. Highs upper 60s central, lower 70s south.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 66-71. Chance of rain 40%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, breezy and cooler. Highs 60-65.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and cool, highs 58-63.
Other City Forecasts:
This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms tonight and again on Sunday, otherwise partly cloudy. Warm highs in the mid- 80s today dropping to the lower 70s tomorrow and Sunday.
This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine and mid- 80s all weekend long. Ozone Action Day.
This Weekend in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered showers today, partly cloudy this weekend, highs mid- 70s today and mid- 80s this weekend.
Through 11 am...light to moderate showers will continue to move over southeast South Carolina. Majority of the activity will remain east of Interstate 95 with brief periods of heavy rain during this time. A few rumbles of thunder are possible with rain totals up to a quarter of an inch. Some isolated locations could receive slightly higher totals in heavier rain.
This Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs upper 90s.
This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Morning fog, isolated storms on Sunday, otherwise sunshine, highs upper 80s.
Patches of fog...some locally dense in the typical fog prone areas...reducing visibility to less than one half of a mile...will continue to affect portions of the region through mid-morning. Motorists should drive with extreme caution and allow additional travel time. Use low beams...reduce driving speed...and allow for plenty of room between you and other cars. You can overtake another vehicle quickly in poor visibilities...so slow down and drive defensively. The fog should begin to lift and dissipate by 8 am this morning.
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