Wisconsin Weather Update for March 20, 2009.

By: HaleStorm , 1:51 PM GMT on March 20, 2009

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Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Welcome to Spring! The Vernal Equinox is about two hours behind us, and temperatures are warming up again. High pressure, which has given us several days of sunny weather now, is moving to the east coast, and a low pressure system currently in the northern Plains is itching to give us some precipitation. We may get a little bit of precip tonight, but the main event arrives a couple days later, bringing plenty of wet weather starting late on Sunday and continue straight through Wednesday. Have I mentioned that today would be a very nice day to build an ark?

Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Morning sunshine with increasing clouds in the afternoon. A little warmer than yesterday with a high of 42 central, mid- 40s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 38-43.
Madison: Highs 37-47.
Waukesha: Highs 39-44.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered light rain showers, perhaps mixing with light snow overnight central. Probably no snow accumulation. Lows lower 30s. Chance of precip 60%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: A few morning clouds, otherwise becoming partly cloudy. Highs upper 40s central, near 50 south.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and becoming windy. Rain developing late and sticking around for a while. Highs upper 40s central, lower 50s south. Chance of rain Sunday night 60%.

Next Week:
Monday: Cloudy and windy with rain likely. Highs 48-53. Chance of rain 80%.
Tuesday: Cloudy and windy with more rain likely. Highs 50-55. Chance of rain 70%.
Wednesday: Cloudy and windy with even more rain likely. Highs 51-56. Chance of rain 70%.

Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Light rain or snow showers today, partly cloudy tomorrow, more rain showers late on Sunday. Highs mid- 40s today, mid- 50s tomorrow, and near 50 on Sunday.

This Weekend in Anna, Illinois: Mostly sunny although a few more clouds tomorrow. Highs upper 50s today and tomorrow, mid- 60s on Sunday.

This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, highs low to mid- 70s.

This Weekend in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Becoming mostly sunny and staying that way for a while. Except at night. Breezy at times, highs in the 60s.

This Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada: Partly cloudy today and tomorrow, showers on Sunday. How ironic. Highs lower 80s today, upper 70s tomorrow, then only mid- 60s on Sunday along with a stronger wind.

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Partly cloudy all weekend, highs lower 80s today but then mid- 70s after that.

Weather in the News:

Milder Atlantic hurricane season predicted this year
* AccuWeather forecast joins three others predicting milder hurricane season
* Latest forecast: 13 named storms, 8 hurricanes in 2009 Atlantic season
* Predictions likely to be tweaked closer to the season, June 1 to November 30
* Last year was fourth busiest Atlantic hurricane season since 1944

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Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.

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