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Severe weather warning sirens are a drill

If you are hearing the severe weather sirens sounding right now at 1:45 p.m., they are part of a statewide drill. No actual dangerous weather has been sighted.

Tornado warning drill scheduled for today

A statewide tornado drill is planned for today. Kenosha County is expected to participate. At 1 pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide mock tornado watch and at 1:45 pm a statewide mock tornado warning. Many radio and TV stations will participate in the drill. Kenosha County warning sirens are expected to be […]

This is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

Kenosha County Emergency Management Director Lt. Gil Benn has released the following information regarding Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is April 21-25, including a a statewide mock tornado warning on Thursday, April 24: Listen, Act and Live! Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season. Listening to warnings and […]

High temps in the 70s Sunday and Monday

Now here’s some good weather news: The National Weather Service is forecasting high temperatures in the 70s Sunday and Monday. Sunday looks to be the nicer day, with a high of 72 and mostly sunny skies. Monday, the temp is forecast to be 70, but there’s also a 70 percent chance of rain.

UPDATE: About .5 inch of snow overnight

There still is not a lot of snow on the roads, but where it did accumulate — like the back deck at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake — we got about .5 inch of snow overnight. There’s no snow in the forecast for today, but there is wintry high temperature forecast of 37. Thursday, Friday, […]

Chance of snow accumulation diminishes

The chance of measurable snow accumulation has greatly diminished in the National Weather Service forecast. That’s not to suggest that there won’t be plenty of wet stuff in some form. The latest forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of rain/snow today — mostly before 10 a.m. — with little to no accumulation. There is […]

Flood warning issued; Fox River on the rise

Our recent burst of wet weather has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for about the southern half of the state, including Kenosha County. The warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday. The level of the Fox River, as measured at the New Munster gauge, is […]

More rain — maybe a thunderstorm — today

The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain today for our area. There’s a 100 percent chance of rain and a healthy chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Rain totals tonight alone could be 1 to 2 inches. This is all ahead of a cooling trend that will see us with high temperatures of just […]

Wet, cooler weather — maybe snow — on the way

There’s some wetter and cooler weather — and possibly a little snow — on the way for Western Kenosha County, says the National Weather Service forecast. There’s a decent chance of some rain and maybe even a thunderstorm this morning. Here’s hoping the several scheduled Easter egg hunts today get in without too much yucky […]

High temperatures in the 50s & 60s all week

Well that was some nice weekend weather. Did you take advantage of it for either work or fun? But hey we all know this is fleeting and the weather is going to tank again right? Maybe not. The current National Weather Service forecast calls for the high temperatures to be in the 50s and 60s […]

Fog this morning

The National Weather Service is forecasting fog this morning for our area. The fog is expected to break up by 10 a.m. There will be a 50 percent chance of rain through the day and a chance of rain and/or snow tonight. The high temperature should reach 44.

Temp to top 60 degrees today

The National Weather Service forecast says today’s high temperature should be 64 degrees today. Now that’s more like it right? Don’t get used to it. High temperatures for the rest of the week through Sunday should be in the 40s. Wednesday night there’s even a chance of freezing rain.

Thunderstorm possible tonight

The National Weather Service forecast says we are in line for some wet weather tonight — maybe even a thunderstorm. Rainfall between a tenth and quarter of an inch — higher amounts possible in thunderstorms — are expected. Wind gusts could be as high as 30 mph. Before 7 a.m. Friday, some of that precipitation […]

.5 inch of overnight snow; rain on Thursday

We measured .5 inch of snow accumulation at westofthei.com headquarters from overnight. Not enough to warrant firing up the snow blower even if you have some gas you really, really want to burn off in the tank. Right now, there’s no more snow in the National Weather Service forecast, but there is a 70 percent […]

Snow expected tonight

The National Weather Service forecast for tonight is calling for an 80 percent chance of snow. Less than one inch of accumulation is expected. The hourly forecast suggests snowfall should begin around 10 p.m. and be most intense between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. High temperatures are expected to remain in the 30s this week […]

Rain in forecast for tonight and Wednesday

The National Weather Service forecast says there’s a 100 percent chance of rain — just rain — tonight and Wednesday. The hourly forecast says rain should start in earnest about 2 a.m. and continue likely or better until noon Wednesday, tapering off after that. Precipitation returns to the forecast with a 40 percent chance of […]

Snow forecast as just flurries for today

If you’re up and about at 8:25 a.m. you may be seeing a little snow in the air. The National Weather Service says that shouldn’t get beyond the flurry stage. Even at that, it should be wrapping up by about 11 a.m. The next forecast of precipitation comes back into the forecast Tuesday night, when […]

Fox River approaching flood stage

We’ve all been enjoying the warm weather and sunshine today, but the prime conditions for snow melt and frozen ground are driving up the level of the Fox River. Consequently, the National Weather Service has issued a hydrologic outlook for the Fox effective until further notice. The Fox River at the New Munster measuring station […]

Amount of snow expected decreases

The latest local National Weather Service forecast (as of about 9:50 p.m.) is calling for quite a bit less snow overnight than was forecast earlier in the day. Less than an inch of accumulation is now expected. Temperatures are still expected to be low Wednesday, with a high of 20 and a low of 6. […]

Wet conditions close KD Park to vehicles

KD County Park will be closed to vehicle traffic until further notice due to wet conditions, the county executive’s office announced today. From the statement released to the media: “Visitors may park at the entrance and walk in to the park,” Kreuser said, “but wet conditions have created problems for vehicles.” A decision was made […]

Snow expected tonight, maybe Wednesday

The National Weather Service forecast for our area is calling for a 100 percent chance of snow tonight and a 60 percent chance of snow Wednesday. When it’s all over, we could receive as much as 3 more inches of white stuff to partially replace what melted during Monday’s flirtation with spring temperatures. The hourly […]

High temp above 50 Monday!

The National Weather Service is forecasting the warmest temperature we have had around here in a long time  – 53 for today’s high. Even at 5:38 a.m. it’s 39 degrees. Alas, we are not done with colder temperatures or even snow this week. Tuesday night may see as much as an inch of snow accumulation. […]

Warmer temps arriving; may get rain/snow tonight

Warmer temperatures are finally appearing in the local National Weather Service forecast — starting today. Today’s high is expected to reach 39. Of the next five days in the forecast, four are expected to have highs above 35 degrees. Right now, Monday’s high is forecast to reach 46. Can you say snow melt? The only […]

Good morning; it’s snowing — again

As of about 5:30 a.m., we had 1 7/8 inches of snow on the ground from overnight snowfall here at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. The local National Weather Service forecast calls for snow to drop off at about 8 a.m., but continue until 11 a.m. The high temperature will be about 21. Thursday and […]

Snow exceeds expectations; more expected tonight

Last night’s snow is exceeding expectations, with a solid inch on the ground in Paddock Lake at about 5:30 a.m. The forecast was calling for less. More snow is still expected tonight, when there’s a 90 percent chance of more snow falling, with less than an inch accumulating, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

How novel! Snow in the forecast

Our old friend snow is back in the forecast for tonight and Tuesday night. The local National Weather Service forecast includes an 80 percent chance of snow tonight, with less than a half inch of accumulation expected. Tuesday night there’s an 80 percent chance of snow again, with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation expected.

Wind chill advisory issued

The snow from Friday and Saturday actually ended a little earlier than expected Saturday evening. We measured a total of about 2.5 inches at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. The snow’s over, so this winter you know what that means — cold. Right on cue the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory […]

Almost an inch of snow overnight; probably more on the way

We measured about .75 of an inch of snow accumulation overnight here at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. The forecast says we should get some more today and tonight, maybe as much as 3 inches before it’s all over. A winter weather advisory to be in effect from 3 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday […]

Welcome back snow — tonight, tomorrow, tomorrow night

Snow is back in the National Weather Service forecast for tonight, Saturday and Saturday night. Accumulation should be modest, however. The expected range is something from less than two inches to about 3.5 inches. The high temperature today is forecast for 23.

Another day, another wind chill advisory

Another day, another bitter cold morning. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory starting at 3 a.m. Thursday and expiring at noon. The local forecast calls for a high temperature of 5, which paired with winds of 10 to 15 mph and gusts to 30 mph, may produce wind chill as low […]

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