Wisconsin Weather Update for April 5, 2011.

By: HaleStorm , 12:37 PM GMT on April 05, 2011

There's still a few patches of snow on the ground. Any more rain on tap to get rid of the remnants?
Why yes, I'm glad you asked! A weak disturbance is going to move through tonight and tomorrow, bringing clouds and a few light rain showers. Another round of showers and thunderstorms arrives Thursday night, although much of this storm system may miss Wisconsin to the south. The storm to watch is going to be this Saturday night and Sunday, which could be another one of those rainy, thunderstormy Sundays just like we had this past weekend. Mild air is going to accompany the storms and high temperatures in the 60s are expected this weekend, so any leftover snow patches may be gone before you drive to work Monday morning.

And this time I'll even write the forecast in Fahrenheit, not Celsius. (yes, that was the primary April Fool's Day joke from last Friday)

Today’s Forecast Grade: B+
3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny this morning with increasing clouds late in the day. High of 47.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 46-48.
Madison: Highs 50-55.
Waukesha: Highs 47-51.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy with isolated rain showers or sprinkles overnight. Lows in the mid- 30s. Chance of rain 20%.

Wednesday: Cloudy and a little warmer with more isolated rain showers or sprinkles. Not really a big deal. Highs in the lower 50s east-central, mid- 50s south. Chance of rain 30%.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with thundershowers developing late in the day in southern Wisconsin. One or two showers could sneak up into east-central Wisconsin Thursday night. Highs in the low to mid- 50s east-central, mid- to upper 50s south. Chance of rain 30% east-central, 60% south.

This Weekend’s Outlook:
Conditions: Clouds on Friday, maybe a shower south Friday night, but heavier showers and thunderstorms are expected late Saturday, Saturday night, and Sunday.
High Temperatures: Warmer with highs in the upper 50s Friday and in the 60s this weekend. I wouldn't be surprised to spot a 70 or two somewhere in southern Wisconsin.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

Weather in the News:

Two Hail Events Sunday
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=66161&source=0

Thousands without power after storms hit South
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/05/severe.storms/in dex.html

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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