Wisconsin Weather Update for April 27, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 12:43 PM GMT on April 27, 2012

Sunshine today, rain tonight and tomorrow. Cool through the weekend.

High pressure centered over Lake Michigan will keep Wisconsin sunny for one more day today. Low pressure is expected to move through Missouri and Iowa tonight and Illinois tomorrow, and this will bring rain to much of the region. The weather models are varying on how big of a blob this precip will be, but keep an umbrella handy if you’re heading out tonight or tomorrow. Temperatures are going to stay cool through the weekend with highs struggling to even make 50 degrees tomorrow, but warmer air is expected to move in next week with 70s expected by mid-week.
http://wp.myweather.net/wp/?pub=wkow&page=map&map =ncentral_sat

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

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Sunshine this morning. Clouds start to move in this afternoon.
Today’s High Temps: Near 54 east-central, upper 50s south, which is again below our normal high (60 east-central, 62 south.)
Today’s Winds: Light from the east.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 52-55.
Madison: Highs 55-58.
Milwaukee: Highs 48-52.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Becoming cloudy with rain showers developing from the southwest. A few flakes could mix in, too, just for fun. Lows in the mid- to upper 30s. Chance of precip 25% east-central, 75% south.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Cloudy and cool with scattered showers. Chance of rain 50% east-central, 75% south.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs only in the upper 40s to near 50. Sorry. Lows in the lower 30s.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Somewhat breezy from the east.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and a little warmer. Highs in the 55-60 range.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Isolated showers on Monday with a better chance of rain on Wednesday.
High Temperatures: Warmer! Highs in the upper 50s Monday, in the 60s Tuesday, and hopefully above 70 for the rest of the work week.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

Weather in the News:

La Niña fading, likely gone by end of April
http://www.climatewatch.noaa.gov/image/2012/la-ni na-fading-likely-gone-by-end-of-april

Will April 2012 Be Cooler Than March 2012?
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=82219&source=0

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Rain and light snow mix tonight. Sounds like fun. Breezy too.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Breezy with isolated thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and breezy.
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: Increasing clouds with isolated storms late. Breezy too.
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: Isolated showers. Most of the day looks good though.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Near 80.
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

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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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