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 August 05, 2013
Rain with thunderstorms today. More storms late tomorrow and into Wednesday.
An upper-level disturbance currently in the eastern Dakotas and Minnesota is going to move through southern Wisconsin today. This is generating a blob of showers across much of the state this morning. As of now it seems southern Wisconsin may see a little more rain than northern or central Wisconsin, but we should all see some scattered rain today. Temps will stay cool with many of us not even reaching 70-degrees unless we’re indoors.
We should warm up tomorrow ahead of a cold front, which will generate more standard showers and thunderstorms tomorrow night and into Wednesday morning. As of now nothing severe is expected. And after Wednesday morning, the rest of our week and weekend look mostly dry and pleasant.
Weather Map of the Day
This four-panel 500mb vorticity map shows the upper-level disturbance in the Dakotas, moving southeast. This disturbance is not really that noticeable on any other map other than a precip map, but a surface map for tomorrow will show the low pressure system that will generate more storms tomorrow night.
Today’s Forecast Grade: C
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
Today’s Conditions: Cloudy and cooler with showers and thunderstorms. Rain could be a little heavier this morning in southern Wisconsin. Chance of rain 90% (unless it’s already raining, in which case, make that 100%.)
Today’s High Temps: Only near 67 east-central, near 70 south. Dew points near 60 (not very humid).
Today’s Winds: A little breezy from the south.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 64-70.
Madison: Highs 67-74.
Milwaukee: Highs 66-77.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with isolated thundershowers. Lows near 60. Chance of rain 25%.
Tomorrow’s Conditions: Mostly cloudy. Isolated thundershowers during the day with a better chance of rain tomorrow night. Chance of rain 25% during the day, 75% tomorrow night.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Warmer, highs in the upper 70s.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Again just a little breezy from the south.
Wednesday: Rain ending early, then decreasing clouds. Highs 73-78.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs 74-79.
Friday: Partly sunny. Isolated showers possible. Highs 77-82.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs 73-80.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 72-79.
Weather in the News:
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July 2013 Climate Information
Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Maybe a storm early, otherwise decreasing clouds.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
Conditions: Clouds with isolated storms today. Better chance of rain tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near 80.
League City, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 90s.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Partly sunny with isolated thundershowers.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 80s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Daytime sunshine, some evening clouds.
High Temperatures: Near 100.
Conditions: Scattered daytime thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
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