Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 12:29 PM GMT on May 11, 2012
Scattered thundershowers later today, then nice for a while.
The area of high pressure that gave us an excellent day of weather yesterday is moving through the Ohio Valley and off to the east coast today. An area of low pressure centered in north-central Canada is dragging a cold front through Minnesota this morning, and should make it to Wisconsin by later today. This front may develop a few thundershowers late this afternoon and this evening, but nothing severe is expected. After this front moves through, a lot of nice weather is on the day with lots of sunshine and near-normal temperatures expected through this weekend. The sunshine continues for most of next week, with temperatures a few degrees above normal as well. Enjoy!
Today’s Forecast Grade: B-
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium to High
Today’s Conditions: Sunshine this morning. Clouds increase around lunchtime with scattered thundershowers developing late this afternoon and this evening. Chance of rain before sunset 50%.
Today’s High Temps: Warmer, near 74.
Today’s Winds: Somewhat breezy from the south.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 73-75.
Madison: Highs 76-78.
Milwaukee: Highs 69-73.
Tonight: Scattered thundershowers this evening, then just mostly cloudy overnight. Lows in the mid- to upper 40s. Chance of rain 50%.
Tomorrow’s Conditions: Some lingering clouds in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny.
Tomorrow’s Temps: A little cooler, highs in the mid- to upper 60s. Lows in the mid- 40s.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Light from the northwest.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs near 70.
Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Maybe a shower on Tuesday, otherwise dry through Thursday. Friday and Saturday look wet, but then again, that’s 7-8 days away so who knows.
High Temperatures: Slightly above normal, probably in the 70s.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium to High
Weather in the News:
Heavy Rainfall from Sunday and for the First Week of May
2012 is USA's warmest year on record, so far
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefa ir/post/2012/05/climate-weather-warmest-year-on-re cord-/1
Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Scattered thundershowers. Breezy.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
League City, Texas:
... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 1 am CDT Friday through Friday afternoon...
Conditions: Showers and thunderstorms. Breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine and a little breezy.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 90s.
Conditions: Partly cloudy. A little breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
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