Wisconsin Weather Update for April 16, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 12:52 PM GMT on April 16, 2012

Warm with thunderstorms yesterday, cold with snowflakes today!

That’s April in Wisconsin for you! The cold front that generated all that nasty weather this weekend is moving across Wisconsin this morning, and behind this front is significantly colder air from the northwest. Bring your coat with you as temperatures will be dropping quickly during the day today, and our scattered rain showers could even turn into a few snowflakes by this afternoon or evening!

Active Advisory: (Source: National Weather Service)

Southern Wisconsin:
Wind Advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening...
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=MKX

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

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Cloudy, windy and much colder with a few scattered rain showers, more likely the further north you live. Parts of northern and central Wisconsin could even see a few snowflakes this afternoon/evening! Chance of precip 50% east-central, 25% south.
Today’s High Temps: We were still at 68 degrees at midnight, but expect temps to be falling through the 50s and 40s as the day progresses.
Today’s Winds: Windy from the northwest.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 48-54.
Madison: Highs 49-53.
Milwaukee: Highs 52-58.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Clouds and a few stars. Cold with lows near 30.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: More clouds than sunshine.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the lower 50s east-central, mid- to upper 50s south. Lows near 40.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Light and variable, eventually coming from the south.

Extended Outlook:
Conditions: Showers are expected Tuesday night and into early Wednesday, then maybe another batch of rain on Thursday.
High Temperatures: Warmer on Wednesday with highs perhaps getting back to the 60-65 range, but it doesn’t last too long. Highs drop back into the 50-55 range Thursday and that may continue through the weekend. Normal highs are 55 east-central, 57 in southern Wisconsin.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

Weather in the News:

Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=81715&source=0

Damaging tornadoes fail to materialize in upper Mississippi Valley
http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/15/us/midwest-storms/i ndex.html
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/state-spar ed-worst-of-weather-qg50qei-147530635.html

Storm hits Iowa hospital; tornado warning issued for Wichita
http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/14/us/midwest-storms/i ndex.html

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Windy and colder with snow showers!
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: Partly sunny and breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Showers and thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
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 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: Sunshine and breezy.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and breezy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 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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