Wisconsin Weather Update for May 11, 2012.

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

Wisconsin Forecast:
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.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

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
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=82771&source=0

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.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

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.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine and a little breezy.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 90s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy. A little breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.

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