Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
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.
Today’s Forecast Grade: B
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
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.
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
Will April 2012 Be Cooler Than March 2012?
Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Rain and light snow mix tonight. Sounds like fun. Breezy too.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
Conditions: Breezy with isolated thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
League City, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and breezy.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Increasing clouds with isolated storms late. Breezy too.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Isolated showers. Most of the day looks good though.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
High Temperatures: Near 80.
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
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