Breezy and cooler conditions will filter back into central Wisconsin for Tuesday, as temperatures struggle to return to the 40s for the afternoon. With the gusty west winds throughout the day, wind chills will remain in the upper 20 and lower 30s throughout the afternoon. Expect scattered light rain and snow showers to arrive for Tuesday afternoon with showers becoming mostly light snow showers by Tuesday night. Some locations in the Northwoods, may see a little slushy accumulation over the next few mornings and nights.
The slow moving storm system that has been with Wisconsin the last few days, will continue to be slowly making its way through Wisconsin the next few days. Overall, the dreary forecast is only going to slowly improve going into the middle part of next week. In addition to occasional showers and dampness, fog will be an issue at times, mainly during the early morning hours, as the wind will remain fairly light for the start of the work week.
The slow moving storm system that has been with Wisconsin the last few days, will continue to be slowly making its way through Wisconsin the next few days. Overall, the dreary forecast is only going to slowly improve going into the middle part of next week.
Very warm conditions will continue across central Wisconsin for the rest of the work week, as occasional showers and thunderstorms continue to push across The Badger State at this time. While the average high temperature is 50° for this time of year, temperatures will remain 25° above that Wednesday, with slightly cooler conditions slowly returning by the weekend.
Record high temperatures were set in many communities Monday, as hazy sunshine and relatively dry (less humid) air allowed for temperatures to quickly climb into the upper 70s and lower 80s for the day. Not only were record high temps set Monday, but the earliest first 80° day occurred in Wausau, beating the old record of first 80° for the season, by one day. (Old record April 6, 1991 – 85°).
While temperatures remain well above average for this part of April, much needed wet weather will continue to approach Wisconsin throughout the day Monday, with showers and thunderstorms becoming likely by late Monday night and into early Tuesday morning.
Much needed rainfall will continue at times for Wednesday, with temperatures remaining above normal and highs back in the 50s. Rain and showers will begin to taper off for Wednesday night, with total rainfall throughout central Wisconsin ranging from 0.50”-0.75” by the time the rain ends Wednesday night.
There will be a few waves of moisture and showers rolling through central Wisconsin Tuesday and Wednesday, with the bulk of the rainfall arriving Tuesday afternoon and evening. Many locations will receive up to an inch or rainfall by the time the system exits the region Wednesday night. In addition, parts of the Northwoods may see some snow showers mixing in throughout Wednesday evening.
While spring arrived this past weekend officially, the spring-like temperatures have remained around Wisconsin for the better part of March so far and will continue across the area for the beginning of the new work week.
Suntabulous weather will continue for Friday and the start of the weekend, as gusty winds turn to the south and usher in much warmer temperatures throughout the weekend. While the sunshine and windy conditions continue, the Wisconsin Fire Danger still remains high across central Wisconsin, so please use care and caution if you are going to attempt burning Saturday and Sunday.
A quick moving storm system will roll through central Wisconsin for St. Patrick's Day, which will bring some light snow, sleet and rain showers, and some slushy accumulations through the mid morning hours. Slippery road conditions will quickly improve for the afternoon with some late day sunshine expected for Wednesday afternoon.
Most locations received up to one inch of snowfall from Monday night, which led to poor road conditions for the start of Tuesday morning. While there will be limited sunshine for the day, temperatures will climb into the upper 30s and lower 40s for the day, which will help alleviate any lingering icy road conditions by early Tuesday afternoon.
Breezy conditions continue for the start of the work week, with light rain and snow showers arriving by early Monday evening and will continue into early Tuesday morning. While this storm system will not be a major snow producer for central Wisconsin, there will be some heavier snow fall possible south of Juneau and Adams Counties.
Showers will continue to roll into Wisconsin for Wednesday, with rain and a few rumbles of thunder possible for Wednesday afternoon and evening. Best chances for heavier rainfall throughout the day, will remain in northwestern Wisconsin, with some locations receiving over one inch of rain north of Highway 29, and especially, parts of Vilas, Oneida and Price Counties.
Milder weather continues for the next few days, as temperatures will continue to climb back into the 50s and 60s for the afternoon. There will be many locations that will either get close to record highs for Tuesday, or exceed them, as gusty winds from the south pushes temperatures quickly into the upper 50s for the afternoon.
Other than a cool start for the first day of March, temperatures have been well above normal throughout the past week with most high temps in the 30s and 40s. As the wind direction shifts to the south for the beginning of the work week, temperatures will continue to soar well into the 50s for Monday with several 60s possible for Tuesday.
Wind gusts exceeded 30mph throughout most of Tuesday, which kept the "feels like" temperatures in the 20s throughout most of the day. Expect less wind and still mild weather to continue for Wednesday, with high temperatures returning to the lower 40s across central Wisconsin.