Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 12:51 PM GMT on May 13, 2013
Cold morning sunshine. Clouds, isolated showers later. Warmer tomorrow.
We are just starting to recover from either a Frost Advisory or a Freeze Warning last night, depending on where you live, and you can really feel the chill in the air this morning. Thankfully this cold May weather is about to end, and not because it’s changing to June. A southerly wind will soon greet us ahead of a storm system to our northwest, and this will start bringing warmer air into the region tonight, tomorrow, and lingering through the rest of the week. Minneapolis could hit 90 tomorrow, but we’re probably looking at temps in the 70s to approaching 80. We may see some isolated showers or storms tonight and tomorrow, but with mild air imminent, I’ll take it! Just don’t look at this weekend’s forecast.
Today’s Forecast Grade: B
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
Today’s Conditions: Morning sunshine, then increasing afternoon clouds. Maybe a rain shower late? Chance of rain just 25%.
Today’s High Temps: Near 58 east-central, just above 60 south.
Today’s Winds: Light from the southwest, picking up a bit late.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 55-58.
Madison: Highs 61-63.
Milwaukee: Highs 52-56.
Tonight: Cloudy in the evening with maybe a passing rain shower, then becoming partly cloudy overnight. Lows in the low to mid- 40s. Chance of rain 25%.
Tomorrow’s Conditions: Partly sunny and warmer with an isolated afternoon/evening thundershower possible. Chance of rain 25%.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the mid- to upper 70s.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Somewhat breezy from the south.
Click the link below to view the Father-Son 7-day forecast graphic. The rest of the work week should be very nice, but unfortunately the weekend looks wet.
Weather in the News:
The Hows and Whys of Frost Depth Measurements
Are you ready for severe weather?
Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Sprinkles, breezy and warmer.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s today, near 90 tomorrow. Not a typo.
Conditions: Partly sunny.
High Temperatures: Near 70.
League City, Texas:
High Temperatures: Near 80.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine and breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
High Temperatures: Near 103.
Conditions: Isolated afternoon storms.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
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