SkyWarn 13 Forecast
A QUIET AND MILDER FIRST WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY ON TAP IN WESTERN WISCONSIN
Clouds continued to dominate this afternoon as our large high pressure system drifted further to the South and East, while a warm front pushed Eastward across the Great Plains. Temperatures have been slowly rising throughout the day and will keep heading upward through the positive single digits overnight as return flow on the backside of our departing high places the area in South-Southeast flow. Winds will become breezy at 10-15 mph with occasional gusts up to 20 mph not being ruled out. After starting out our Saturday with some sunshine, clouds will be quick to fill back in as our warm front crosses into the Upper Midwest with an associated low pressure center situated Northwest along the international border. Cloud cover will limit how high our temperatures climb, but with light Southerly flow in place, we should make a run at the upper 20s and low 30s.
Mostly cloudy conditions will stick around tomorrow night with the main change being our winds as they shift out of the West, in response to a weak cold front sweeping across the state. Clouds will carry into Sunday, though chances are slightly better at seeing a few peeks of sunshine to finish out the day as afternoon highs work back into the low 30s. Our next chance of precipitation looks to arrive later on Monday as a storm system lifts through the Central Plains and Northeast towards our neck of the woods. Rain showers will be possible to start as breezy Southerly winds ahead of the weather-maker draw in warmer air with temperatures heading for the upper 30s to around 40. As we start to drop Monday night, snow showers look to mix in with temperatures starting out near freezing Tuesday morning. Things will dry out on Tuesday with increasing sunshine and temperatures back in the mid-30s, before much of the area gets a shot at breaking 40° with plenty of sunshine mid-week as our next storm starts to develop South. This will head our way Wednesday night and into Thursday with a large upper trough also approaching from the West. Rain and snow showers can’t be ruled out Thursday, but the latest forecast models diverge on how things will play out. We will continue to monitor forecast guidance in the coming days, otherwise temperatures will stay above average to round out the week ahead.
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