Wisconsin Weather Update for May 1, 2009.

By: HaleStorm , 12:24 PM GMT on May 01, 2009

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Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Yesterday ended up being a great day for most of us, with warm temperatures in the lower 60s central and near 70 south, as the thundershowers that came through ended up being scattered more than originally thought. As for today, things look to remain cloudy, breezy and cool. A cold front moved through yesterday, which is what generated those scattered thundershowers, but a second trailing cold front is moving through Wisconsin this morning. So unfortunately no 60s or 70s are expected today, but look for a seasonable stretch of weather this weekend and next week as the next storm system stays well to our south.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy, windy and cooler with a few sprinkles possible this morning. Decreasing winds later today. High of 57.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 56-59.
Madison: Highs 56-60.
Waukesha: Highs 56-57.

Tonight: Becoming partly cloudy. Lows near 40.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, highs in the lower 60s.
Sunday: Becoming mostly sunny, highs low to mid- 60s.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly sunny, highs 60-65.
Tuesday: Partly sunny and breezy, maybe a thundershower late. Highs 61-66. Chance of rain 30%.
Wednesday: Cloudy and breezy with showers and thunderstorms probable. Highs 62-67. Chance of rain 60%.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 50s today, near 60 tomorrow, mid- 60s on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in Anna, Illinois: Showers and thunderstorms all weekend long. Bleh. Highs mid- 70s today, then low to mid- 60s this weekend.
Flash Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Monday morning...
A large area of showers and thunderstorms was moving across the region early this morning. The precipitation was moving east at 35 mph and will continue to traverse the area through mid morning. The heaviest rain will be along and south of Highway 60 through Missouri and the Jackson Purchase areas. Rainfall rates of one inch an hour will be possible with the stronger storms.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, scattered thundershowers late on Sunday, highs low to mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

This Weekend in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy and breezy, highs near 80 today and low to mid- 80s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

This Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada: Scattered showers tonight and tomorrow, otherwise partly sunny. Breezy today and tomorrow. Highs mid- 80s today, upper 70s tomorrow, upper 80s on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Partly cloudy, highs upper 80s, and get used to it!
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Heat wave kills at least 15 in India
A stifling heat wave gripped more than a dozen states across India Friday, pushing the mercury to record levels in some areas.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/01/india.heat/index.html#cnnSTCText


(Source: National Weather Service)
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