Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 12:35 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
Cloudy, windy and warmer with scattered thunderstorms through the weekend.
A slow-moving area of low pressure, currently centered in Nebraska and the western Dakotas, is going to give us some fits this weekend. Warmer air is going to soar into our area from the south, ahead of the storm system, which should bring our high temperatures into the 70s this weekend, then back down into the lower 50s early next week after the system passes.
During its several-day stay, we can expect scattered thunderstorms developing ahead of the front, starting late today and continuing through tomorrow, Sunday, and into early Monday. Some of the storms on Sunday could be severe so keep an eye to the sky in case threatening weather approaches! A rare day-two high risk area has been issued by the Storm Prediction Center for Saturday to our southwest, so this system is going to have a lot of punch to it!
Today’s Forecast Grade: B
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
Today’s Conditions: A brief period of sunshine this morning, otherwise cloudy and windy with showers developing from west to east late in the day. Maybe a few rumbles of thunder this evening. Chance of rain before sunset 25%.
Today’s High Temps: Near 59.
Today’s Winds: Windy from the southeast.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 58-60.
Madison: Highs 56-62.
Milwaukee: Highs 57-59.
Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with scattered thundershowers. Lows in the mid- 40s. Chance of rain 50%.
Tomorrow’s Conditions: Cloudy, windy and warmer with more scattered showers and thunderstorms developing late in the day. Chance of rain 50%. Lows tomorrow night in the mid- to upper 50s.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs near 70!
Tomorrow’s Winds: Windy from the south.
Sunday: Cloudy and windy with more showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms could be strong or severe! Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 75%.
Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Rain probably lingers into early Monday, then another round of rain may arrive on Wednesday, then a third round may come on Friday.
High Temperatures: Cooler with highs probably in the lower 50s to start the week, then upper 50s to near 60 later in the week.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium
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Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Breezy with showers and thunderstorms. Sounds like fun.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
Conditions: Clouds and a little breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
League City, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and breezy.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunny and warmer!
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
High Temperatures: Near 70.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Rain and wind. Blech.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
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