Wisconsin Weather Update for April 2, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 12:19 PM GMT on April 02, 2012

Clouds and sunshine today, thundershowers possible late.
We were originally expected to be in the 60s and possibly 70s yesterday. That didn’t happen as the mild air arrived a little later than expected, and the cloud cover helped keep most of us in the 50s to near 60. Eventual cloud cover from a low pressure system moving through the Plains states could deliver the same temperatures today, although unlike yesterday, these clouds may also bring scattered showers along with a few rumbles of thunder later today and tonight. After that, it’s probably a dry rest of the work week with high temperatures a little above normal (not for a change).

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

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Sunshine and clouds today. Maybe a thundershower later today? Chance of rain 25%.
Today’s High Temps: High of 59.
Today’s Winds: Breezy from the south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: High of 56.
Madison: Highs 60-61.
Milwaukee: Highs 51-54.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers. Nothing severe is expected. Lows in the mid- 40s. Chance of rain 50%.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Maybe a lingering shower, otherwise decreasing clouds. Chance of rain 25%.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs near 60 east-central, in the mid- 60s south.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Just a little breezy with a variable direction.

Extended Outlook:
Conditions: We should be remaining in a dry pattern for the rest of the work week, with the next chance of rain arriving Saturday night.
High Temperatures: Generally in the 50s, although we may break 60 on Wednesday and again this weekend.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

Weather in the News:

Record Setting Warmth (Updated 8:15 AM 4/1)
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=80604&source=0
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=81338&source=0

Satellite Comparisons 2008-2012
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=81296&source=0

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Scattered thundershowers late.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine and mild.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Breezy with scattered thunderstorms.
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: Partly cloudy and breezy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
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: Scattered showers and breezy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunny and windy.
High Temperatures: Near 70.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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