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Warm Friday, wet weekend

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast calls for a Friday flirting with 70 degrees followed by a wet weekend. Friday’s high temperature may reach 69. But starting tonight and extending through Saturday it is expected to rain. The chance of rain Friday night is 90 percent, 100 percent Saturday, 80 percent for Saturday night […]

Warmth and rain in end of week forecast

Warmer and wetter weather is in the latest, local national Weather Service forecast for the latter part of the week and into the weekend. Wednesday will be colder than its been with a high of 36 but mostly sunny conditions. Thursday and Thursday night there will be a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain […]

Mixed precipitation in forecast for Friday morning

Snow that could change to rain or freezing rain is in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for Friday morning. A chance of snow begins around midnight with  rain/freezing rain taking over after 4 a.m. Precipitation should be over by late morning/early afternoon. Friday’s high temperature should reach 44. Looking ahead a bit, we should […]

Lake effect snow warning shortened

The National Weather Service has shortened the term of a lake effect snow warning for our area. The warning will now be in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday. At about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, we measured another 1.5 inches of snowfall overnight, though that may have been diminished somewhat by drifting. That would be a total […]

UPDATE: Total snow accumulation 4 inches

We took another measurement of snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at noon and measured another 2 inches of snow. That would be a total of 4 inches since snow started last night. I have to say there has been, for the first time I can remember, some dispute about our snow measuring on […]

Lake effect snow warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow warning for an area that includes all of Kenosha County. The warning will be in effect until 1 p.m., Tuesday. Lake effect snow could add 5 to 8 inches to earlier forecast amounts, the warning says. The snow will be dry inland and possibly wetter […]

Snow update: 2 inches overnight, still falling

We measured about 2 inches of accumulated snow at westofthei.con headquarters in Paddock Lake at about 5:30 a.m. Snow started falling here about 9:35 p.m., Sunday. Not much has changed in the forecast.  The area is under a winter weather advisory through 1 p.m., Tuesday. Expect snow to continue to fall Monday through 1 p.m. […]

Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County. The advisory will be in effect from 10 p.m., Sunday, to 1 p.m., Tuesday. The latest, local NWS forecast calls for 3 to 8 inches of snow accumulation during that period.  

Real snow expected Sunday night to Monday night

I may just get to use the snowblower in 2017 after all. There’s some real snow in latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area. In all we could see from 3 to 8 inches of accumulation from Sunday night to Monday night. Snow could start falling Sunday evening but it virtually certain to […]

Wind advisory issued

Another day and another wind advisory from the National Weather Service for Western Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect until 7 p.m., Wednesday. Winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 50 mph are expected during this period.  Winds like this can make driving difficult, especially in high profile vehicles. The […]

Wind advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for for virtually all of Wisconsin including Western Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected to with gusts as high as 40 mph. It is expected to be windy again Wednesday with 20 to 30 […]

Weather warning

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 1:15 am. Hazardous winds gusts up to 60 mph and penny size hail are possible.

Windy start to week; rain and storm possible Monday night

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast continues to expect warmer than usual temperatures for early this week, but that will be tempered somewhat by windy conditions through Wednesday. For example, Monday’s high is expected to reach 60. But with winds of 15 to 20 and gusts as high as 35, it probably won’t feel […]

Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. The latest, local NWS forecast still calls for less than a half inch of snow accumulation. East of the I they may get up to one inch […]

Thunderstorms in forecast for Tuesday night; then snow

There’s a 90 percent chance of thunderstorms Tuesday night, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. And after those storms and rain are gone Wednesday, we could get some snow. Western Kenosha County appears to be right on the edge of expected severe weather Tuesday night. I guess they have to draw the line somewhere, but […]

Wetter, snowier week ahead

A wetter, maybe even snowier week is ahead, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. The water works are expected to start Monday night, with a 90 percent chance of rain. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain Tuesday and a 70 percent chance of rain Tuesday night. The rain may become snow Wednesday, […]

Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect until 6 a.m., Saturday. The advisory warns of ice accumulating on roads causing hazardous driving conditions. The latest, local NWS forecast calls for “drizzle and freezing drizzle, possibly mixed with […]

Weather to get cooler, wetter

Wow that stretch of weather since late last week to Wednesday was great wasn’t it? Warm temps, sun, little rain or snow. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast says that run is done. Time to close the windows and turn the heat back on. Starting Thursday, temperatures will be a lot cooler than they […]

Dense fog advisory issue

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area that includes Western Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Visibility may be reduced to less than a quarter mile during this period. If you are traveling out of the immediate area, this fog is not just a local […]

Overnight rain forecast; patchy fog Tuesday morning

We should see some rain overnight, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. The rain is likely to have started by 1 a.m. or a little earlier and be over by 4 a.m., though it may linger a bit longer. There may be some patchy fog as well. The low temperature will be 53.

Unseasonably warm temperatures to continue through Wednesday

I know we have reported on the prospect of an unseasonably warm weekend a few times this week, but, I will admit, it has been with some dread that the forecast was going to change and not for the better. Well, here we are, it’s Friday, and the weekend forecast still looks great and the […]

Cooler Wednesday, Thursday before warm weekend

The next couple of days will be a little cooler than we have been experiencing of late, but the pay off will come this weekend when temps will be down right spring like. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast calls for a high of 33 on Wednesday and a high of 37 on Thursday, […]

String of sunny — or at least mostly sunny — days starts Sunday

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast has something in it we haven’t seen a lot of lately — sun. After some possible rain Sunday morning, the skies are set to clear with the forecast of sunny or mostly sunny continuing through the balance of the week. Wow, I better check the sunscreen supply. Temperatures […]

Temps head back up

Temperatures are expected to head back up into rather comfortable territory for early February starting Friday. High temperatures are expected to be in the low 40s Friday through at least Monday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. On Friday, some of the warm edge might be taken off by winds of 15 to […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County. The advisory will be in effect until noon. Visibility may be a quarter mile or less, though visibility may improve during rain showers. Rain should be done by about 1 p.m. at the latest. Tuesday’s […]

Up, then down, then back up temperatures this week

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for this week has temperatures on a roller coaster ride. High temps Monday and Tuesday will be unseasonably  warm — in the 40s. High temps Wednesday and Thursday will drop 20 degrees and be in the mid to low 20s. Friday’s high should be back in the 40s again. […]

Colder for a couple of days

What’s a surer sign of more winter, what the ground hog saw or what you felt when you first walked outside today? Let’s just say temps are going to be a bit more brisk around here for at least a couple of days. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast says high temperatures Thursday and […]

Will the sun ever shine again?

When I monitor the weather to see if there’s something appropriate for a post here, I generally am looking for certain conditions. Snow in the winter and rain in the warm months. High winds. Fog. Bitter cold or extreme heat. And storms of course. But over the last couple of weeks I have been looking for […]

Winter weather advisory issued

Kenosha County has now joined the rest of southern Wisconsin with a winter weather advisory in effect until midnight Thursday. The forecast has not changed a lot. Rain, maybe mixed with sleet, is likely through the earlier part of the day. Rain is likely to pick up in the middle of the afternoon and then […]

Slight snow accumulation in forecast for Tuesday night, Wednesday

The latest local National Weather Service forecast for Western Kenosha County is now calling for perhaps as much as 1.5 inches of snow and sleet accumulation over Tuesday night, Wednesday and Wednesday night. Rain is expected to start Tuesday night before 9 a.m. Snow may start after that, but is expected to end before midnight, […]

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