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Wind chill advisory issued; followed by snow

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Western Kenosha County. The advisory starts Friday night at midnight and extends to 9 a.m. Saturday. An overnight low of -3 and winds from 10 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph mean wind chill values could reach -20 to -25. […]

Colder weather starts Tuesday night

A dip in the temperature is starting Tuesday night and will stick around through Saturday. For the most part, highs in the teens and lows in single digits will be the norm, says the National Weather Service forecast. Friday is the exception. The high might top 20 that day. Wind chill is expected to be below zero […]

Snow update: Less than one inch

It was difficult to find a measuring spot that wasn’t drifted, but it looks like we did indeed receive the forecast less than one inch of snow overnight. I could not find an undrifted spot with more than about .5 inch. The National Weather Service says we should continue to see snow showers through at least […]

Snow update: Now 90 percent chance

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service has increased the chance of some snow yet Monday and Monday night to 90 percent. The NWS hourly forecast suggests that snow will come between 12 and 1 p.m. and again after 4 p.m. Accumulations are forecast at less than one inch Monday, less than one inch Monday […]

Snow likely for Monday-Tuesday

The local National Weather Service forecast is calling for a likely chance of snow Monday and Tuesday. Snow is likely to begin after 5 a.m. Monday and will continue with a 70 percent chance Monday and a 60 percent chance Monday night through through Tuesday 11 a.m. Over both days, the forecast calls for less than 3 […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for Western Kenosha County. Visibility may be less than .25 of a mile. The advisory will be in effect until 6 a.m.

UPDATE: Icy rain falling

At 12:21 p.m., the precipitation of the moment is an icy, noisy rain. The forecast says something will probably be falling from the sky through at least 6. p.m.

Weather update: A little snow, then rain

Western Kenosha County continues to outside any area of anticipated nasty winter weather for Tuesday. We may see some patchy fog and a little snow early this morning, before more likely rain starts around 11 a.m., says the National Weather Service forecast. Snow accumulation should be less than half an inch. There’s a chance of […]

Tuesday storm update: 100 percent chance of precipitation — snow, sleet, rain possible

What’s going to happen Tuesday has been the focus of weather forecasting in this region for almost a week now. Here’s the latest Tuesday forecast from the National Weather Service: Rain and snow before noon, then rain and snow, possibly mixed with sleet between noon and 3pm, then rain after 3pm. High near 36. Windy, with an […]

Latest forecast for Tuesday calls for sizable snow — but not here

The latest National Weather Service forecast for our area for Tuesday has a likely chance of snow, but just not much. While some weather watchers for days have been eyeing Ground Hogs Day for a repeat of something along the lines of 2011’s blizzard, the latest from NWS says we will miss sizable accumulation. From the latest Sullivan NWS […]

Warm weekend, likely snow and rain early next week

A warm next few days, peaking Saturday and Sunday, are in the local National Weather Service forecast. Thursday’s high could reach 38 and Friday’s 31. But the real warm up will come Saturday and Sunday, with high temperatures expected to top 40. The chance of rain/snow is increasing in the forecast for Tuesday, now up […]

Ground hog day storm redux? Maybe

Some news outlets that cover weather are starting to hype the idea that our area will be hit with a big snowstorm Tuesday. The timing would be eerie. The last time we had a really, really big snow was also Feb 1- 2 but in 2011. The National Weather Service is currently guarded about the prospects. Full details here from […]

Monday weather: Fog, then rain, then snow

Monday’s temperatures should reach a comfortable — for late January — high of 37. But there also will be patchy fog, followed by rain followed by snow, says the local National Weather Service forecast. Rain will come this afternoon, most likely after about 3 p.m. Snow is most likely to start and continue in the wee hours […]

Unlikely snow on the ground

Western Kenosha County is beating the odds this morning with a little bit of new snow on the ground and some still falling. We measured about .5 inch at about 5:30 a.m. in Paddock Lake. The National Weather Service forecast calls for just a 20 percent chance of snow. Lucky us! Regardless, all chance of snow should be over […]

Warm up starts Tuesday, maybe snow tonight

A warm up of sorts is set to begin Tuesday. Tuesday’s high temperature is forecast to reach 13, says the National Weather Service. Hey at least that’s double digits. But the warming trend is expected to continue and by the weekend high temperatures should be back in the 30s. Tuesday night there is a 40 percent chance of snow and […]

Wind chills get a little chillier in forecast

The latest National Weather Service forecast calls for wind chill values on Monday a bit colder than previously forecast. With a lower high now of 5 degrees and similar wind the forecast may now be as low as -20 to -30. A wind chill advisory is still in effect until noon Monday.

Wind chill advisory issued for Sunday-Monday

If you have something to do outside this weekend, I suggest Saturday is the day. Things are going to get a lot colder after Saturday’s high in the low 20s . In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for an area that includes Western Kenosha County, effective from midnight Sunday (tonight) through noon Monday. Sunday’s […]

Light snow likely Wednesday

There’s a 70 percent chance of snow on Wednesday in the local National Weather Service forecast. Snow is most likely between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. A total accumulation of less than 1 inch is forecast. It will be somewhat warmer, with a high of 17.

Snow update: 1.5-2 inches; couple of warmer days late this week

It was difficult to get a clean measurement of the snowfall overnight at westofthei.com headquarters, due to drifting. After measuring several locations, I’d say we got somewhere between 1.5 and 2 inches of accumulation. For shoveling purposes, the snow was light and easy to move. But beware of the wind. With a temp in the single […]

A little more snow forecast for tonight

A little more snow for Monday night is in the National Weather Service forecast than earlier today. The NWS now says we could see 1 to 2 inches in addition to any accumulation that fell this afternoon (not much in Paddock Lake).

Snow late today, tonight; cold temps continue

We’re expected to get a little more snow later Monday and Monday night along with continued cold temperatures, says the local National Weather Service forecast. Snow is likely between 4 p.m. Monday and 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. Total accumulation forecast at about 1.5 inches. Temperatures are expected to remain cold, with a high of 16 […]

Light snow accumulation expected here

Kenosha County is often seen as the northernmost extension of the Chicago area. But there are times we are very different, such as in Saturday’s snow forecast. The heart of the Chicago area is expected to get sizable snow fall tonight. But here in Western Kenosha County, the National Weather Service forecast calls for maybe 1.5 […]

Dense fog advisory issued

That fog that came up this afternoon apparently may be around for a while. The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory scheduled to last until 3 a.m. Jan. 9. Visibilites may be reduced to a quarter of a mile or less at times.

Bitter temperatures in forecast for next week

Some genuinely bitter temperatures are in the National Weather Service forecast for early next week. The harsh temperatures will begin to hit home Sunday, when a high of 18 and a low of 1 is expected the local NWS forecast says. Highs in the low to mid teens and lows in the single digits are expected to continue through […]

Snow possible Monday

We may get some snow Monday and even some light accumulation, the National Weather Service forecast says. There’s a 60 percent chance of snow, most likely around 10 a.m. Accumulation could reach 1 inch. Monday’s high temperature will be 28, with a brisk low of 14 tonight.

Snow forecast for Wednesday decreased

There wasn’t a lot of snow in the National Weather Service forecast for Wednesday at any point, but the latest calls for even less. The forecast says we could get .5 an inch of snow Wednesday. Snow is most likely to fall between 9 and 11 a.m. That’s it for snow in the forecast at this point through next […]

5 inches of something

We measured 5 inches of a layer cake of snow and ice and sleet and frozen rain at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake this morning from Monday’s storm. We had drifts in spots of double that depth. Today’s National Weather Service forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of precipitation this morning and a high temperature […]

Winter storm warning issued for Monday

The National Weather Service has apparently gotten a little more certain that we will see nasty weather Monday and has issued a winter storm warning for our area. The warning will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. The previously issued winter storm watch has been dropped. The details of what is […]

Winter storm watch issued for Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. During the watch period there 100 percent chance of some kind of precipitation — “snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 9 a.m., then freezing […]

40s and somewhat sunny Christmas and Christmas Eve; flood warning still in effect

Looks like Christmas Eve and Christmas will be in the 40s and somewhat sunny, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Yes in Wisconsin. There is an ever so slight chance of snow tonight, about 20 percent. But accumulation is not being forecast and with Christmas’ high temp around 42 it wouldn’t last long anyway. Still maybe […]

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