Wisconsin Weather Update for March 26, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 12:36 PM GMT on March 26, 2012

Cooler with thundershowers possible later today and tonight.
Normal high temperatures for a day? Oh no! But you read that right. For one day and one day only, our high temperatures are actually going to be about where they should be for this time of the year. A hard freeze or frost was experienced by most of us this morning and high temperatures only in the 40s are expected. But fear not, this crisis won’t last long, as temperatures get mild again starting tomorrow.
http://www.aos.wisc.edu/weatherdata/sfc/sfc_mw_ma p.gif

A storm system currently in the Rocky Mountains is developing some scattered showers and thunderstorms ahead of it, and this precip is expected to arrive in Wisconsin later today, starting in southwestern Wisconsin. So look for clouds to increase if they haven’t already, and keep your umbrella handy if you’re out and about later this afternoon, this evening, and for your morning commute to work tomorrow.

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

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Some sunshine this morning, otherwise becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers are possible later today as well, particularly in southwestern Wisconsin. Chance of rain this afternoon 25%.
Today’s High Temps: Much cooler, only around 44 today. Normal is 44 (east-central), 47 (south).
Today’s Winds: Breezy from the east.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 41-45.
Madison: Highs 43-47.
Milwaukee: Highs 43-45.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with scattered rain showers. Maybe even a thunderstorm just for fun. Lows in the low to mid- 30s. Chance of rain 75%.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Mostly cloudy with lingering thundershowers ending. Decreasing clouds later in the day. Chance of rain 50%.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs near 60 east-central, in the mid- to upper 60s south.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Breezy from the south.

Extended Outlook:
Conditions: Clouds and sunshine Wednesday and Thursday. Rain on Friday. Probably dry this weekend.
High Temperatures: Generally in the 50s, although southern Wisconsin may break 60 on Wednesday and perhaps again this weekend.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

Weather in the News:

WFO Milwaukee Starting up Frost-Freeze Headline Program
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=80990&source=0

Record Warmth Accelerates Growing Season and Potential for Plant Damage
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=grb&storyid=80986&source=0

Dual Polarization Radar Upgrade at NWS Green Bay

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Scattered showers.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Fog, then partly sunny.
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
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: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
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: Sunny and warmer.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunny and breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
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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