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Hot today, then chance of storms

The National Weather Service forecast says it will be hotter today than we’ve seen around here in a while. The high temperature is forecast for about 89 degrees. High humidity could mean heat index values from 95 to 100 degrees. The NWS says there is a 20 percent chance of a thunderstorm today and a 40 […]

Cooler temperatures expected through Saturday

High temperatures below the more seasonal norm of 80 degrees are expected from Tuesday through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. By Sunday, the high is finally forecast to top 80 again. Tuesday, the low temperature is actually forecast to dip to 49. Lows in the 50s will continue Friday night.

Forecast calls for heavy rain tonight

The National Weather Service is forecasting a 90 percent chance of heavy rains tonight. The hourly weather graph calls for that rain to come most likely between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. But Sunday’s forecast is looking better than earlier in the week, with just a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, probably after 4 p.m. Looking […]

Units responding for tree down in Salem

At 6:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a tree down in the 27800 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller reports that tree is on a power line and lights in their house are flickering.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for all or parts of six Wisconsin counties including Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 6:30 p.m. 60 mph winds have been associated with parts of this storm. UPDATE 6:11 p.m. –Raining hard with strong winds in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 6:24 p.m. — […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for this evening

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for nine Wisconsin counties including Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Radar at 4:01 p.m. shows a large and strong storm over western Wisconsin heading slightly northeast. UPDATE 5:30 p.m. — Walworth County now under a sever thunderstorm warning. UPDATE […]

Thunderstorms likely tonight; severe thunderstorms Monday night

The National Weather Service says thunderstorms are likely for tonight and thunderstorms are virtually certain for Monday night. There’s a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms tonight, mainly between 1 and 5 a.m., Monday. There will be a 40 percent chance of a thunderstorm during the day Monday and then a 90 percent chance of a thunderstorm […]

Chance of thunderstorms back in the forecast

A chance of thunderstorms is creeping back into the outlook for this weekend, says the National Weather Service forecast. There’s a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms today and a 60 percent chance tonight, Sunday, Monday and Monday night. High temperatures should be in the 80s fro the next few days before starting to taper off later […]

Report from the road: Fog returns

At about 9:20 p.m., I completed drive from Bassett to Paddock Lake, mostly on Highway F. There was persistent fog outside and it was dense in some places.

Dense fog advisory issued

A dense fog advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Visibility could be limited to a quarter mile or less.

Rain, once again, likely today

Not that we haven’t had any rain lately, but the National Weather Service forecast says rain is likely again today. That rain might even come in a thunderstorm. The chance of rain is strongest (70 percent) before new, After that, rain and thunderstorms will be more scattered.

Dense fog this morning

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the area this morning. Visibility may be less than a quarter of a mile in places with fog. The advisory is in effect until 9 a.m.

Strong chance of thunderstorms remain in forecast for tonight and Friday

Thunderstorms continue to be in  the National Weather Service’s local forecast for tonight and Friday. Tonight, storms are most likely to begin after 10 p.m., with an 80 percent chance of storms developing. Friday, there remains a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms. Saturday, the chance of thunderstorms decreases to 20 percent and 30 percent Saturday […]

More rain in the forecast, severe thunderstorm warning/watch

Warning extended: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHWESTERN RACINE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN… KENOSHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN… SOUTHEASTERN WALWORTH COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN… * UNTIL 1200 AM CDT * AT 1056 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LAKE GENEVA…MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH. HAZARD…60 […]

Little less warm today, probably rainy Wednesday

The high temperature around here should be a bit lower today, reaching the high 70s, says the National Weather Service forecast. But it also should be nice and sunny, if a bit breezy, with a west wind at 15 mph. Tomorrow is a another  story. The high temperature should be a cooler 64 and there’s a 70 […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Kenosha and Racine counties. The warning is in effect until 12:15 p.m. Wind speeds as high as 60 mph have been measured with this storm. At 11:49 a.m., it also is raining heavily in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 12:18 p.m. — Warning has been allowed to […]

Warm with a decent chance of a storm

Today’s high temperature is forecast to climb to 85, according to the National Weather Service. Prepare you folks heading the the Central High School graduation today! But it may not be a great day to work or play outside. There’s a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms, mostly after 1 p.m. That likelihood will become even greater […]

Flood advisory issued

Possible heavy rain for the area has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory for an area of Wisconsin including Kenoshs County. Locations included in the advisory as having the potential to experience some flooding include Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes. Urban and small stream flooding is expected. The advisory is in […]

Stormy weather headed this way?

At about 3:20 p.m., the skies west of Paddock Lake are looking pretty dark. A short term forecast from the National Weather Service says thunderstorms are forming in the region, but no severe weather watches or warnings have been issued yet. NWS radar shows storms as far west as Janesville heading due east. UPDATE 3:27 p.m. — Pouring down […]

More thunderstorms likely today

The National Weather Service forecast says it’s likely we will see more rain and thunderstorms today. Storms are most likely from about 1 to 2 p.m. and then again after 4 p.m., according to the hourly forecast. The high temperature should be a bit cooler than yesterday, with a high of 78. High temperatures are […]

Weather near perfect today; chance of thunderstorms Monday

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a near perfect day Sunday — 81 degrees for a high temp,  sunny and no chance of thunderstorms. It should be even a smidgen warmer Monday, Memorial Day, perhaps reaching 84 degrees. But there is a chance of thunderstorms. Those storms are mostly likely to occur between 4 […]

Dense fog this morning

The National Weather Service is warning of dense fog in the area this morning. The fog should begin lifting after 7 a.m. Today’s high temperature should be back in the 80s again.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for nine Wisconsin counties including Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. UPDATE 7:46 p.m. — Watch still in effect until 11 p.m. for Kenosha County, but canceled for some Wisconsin counties farther north. UPDATE 9:38 p.m. — Severe thunderstorm watch cancelled […]

Warm temps today, Wednesday

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for high temperatures 80 and above today and Wednesday. Today’s temp should reach 82. Tomorrow’s high is forecast for 80. There’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms today and a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms tonight. After Wednesday, temps will drop into the 60s for a couple of days […]

Frost advisory in effect for early Saturday a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for early Saturday morning around these parts. Areas of frost are expected to develop between 1 and 3 a.m. and linger until 7 a.m. So you might want to protect any sensitive plants you have outdoors. Still, Saturday’s high temperature is expected to reach 56, with […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Kenosha County. The Fox was over action stage of 9 feet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the New Munster gauge — 9.43 feet to be exact. The river is forecast to be over flood stage of 10 feet by early afternoon […]

Severe thunderstorm watch expires

The National Weather Service has allowed the severe thunderstorm watch to expire on schedule at 11 p.m. The current local forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of heavy through the rest of the night. The hourly forecast suggests rain and thunderstorms are most likely through 6 a.m. Plenty of lightning still in the sky […]

Flash flooding advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood advisory for an area including Kenosha County. The advisory will be in effect until 10:30 p.m.

Readers photos: May 12, 2014 storms

There were sure some interesting looking skies out there today. Here are some photos westofthei.com readers shared with us.

Severe thunderstorm warning follows tornado warning

At 5:20 p.m., the National Weather Service has cancelled a tornado warning for northern Kenosha County but has now issued a severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 6 p.m. Note: We welcome submission of any photos you might have of wind damage, hail etc., when conditions are safe. Email to darren@westofthei.com — DH

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