Wisconsin Weather Update for February 20, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 1:48 PM GMT on February 20, 2012

Some morning sunshine today, then a light mix of precip tomorrow.
High pressure provided an excellent mid- February weekend for us with lots of sunshine and mild high temperatures just above 40. This high pressure system has now moved off to our east, and clouds will follow shortly. Our next storm system moves through early tomorrow morning and will likely develop scattered snow showers starting just before sunrise. We could see an inch or so of snow, but cold upper-air temps may not be enough to keep it as snow with surface temperatures expected to once again get near or above 40. More chances at precip arrive Wednesday night and Thursday, then again Saturday night and Sunday, so it could be an active week for a change!
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=79355&source=0

Today’s Forecast Grade: B
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Some sunshine this morning, but becoming cloudy shortly. Sorry.
Today’s High Temps: Similar to yesterday, near 41.
Today’s Winds: Breezy from the southeast.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 37-39.
Madison: Highs 40-42.
Milwaukee: Highs 39-41.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Cloudy with light snow developing toward morning. Lows in the upper 20s.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Light snow showers expected. The snow could change over to rain mid- morning before ending in the afternoon. We could see an inch or so of snow, but any rain could make it quickly disappear as well.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the upper 30s to near 40.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Breezy from the west.

Extended Outlook:
Conditions: A busy week! Light rain/snow is possible Wednesday night and Thursday, then turning to just flurries on Friday. A big storm could be shaping up for Saturday night and Sunday, so keep an eye on that too.
High Temperatures: In the lower 40s Wednesday and Thursday, then in the low to mid- 30s this weekend. Next week could be colder though.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Low to medium

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Snow showers, up to 2” possible tonight.
High Temperatures: Mid- 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Rain showers tonight.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Near 60.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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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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