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50s and no snow in forecast for next 7 days

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for Western Kenosha County calls for highs in the 50s without a trace of snow or even much of rain for the next seven days. Maybe it will just be a freak week of warmth, but we’ll take it. The warm spell begins Friday with a high of 53 […]

Snow accumulation forecast increased

The amount of snow accumulation we might see Wednesday has increased in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. The forecast now calls for up to two inches of accumulation Wednesday and another up to two inches of accumulation Wednesday night. Snow should start mid afternoon and continue through about midnight. The hours of the […]

Yep, another winter weather advisory and accumulating snow forecast

The National Weather Service has issued yet another mid-April winter weather advisory, this time from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 4 a.m. Thursday. The latest, local NWS forecast says we could see up to 2 inches of snow accumulation Wednesday and Wednesday night. There also could be some rain, freezing rain or even thunder. Snow should […]

Winter weather advisory in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a new winter weather advisory for our area until 8 a.m. Monday. Light snow is expected to continue Monday, tapering off as the day goes, says the latest, local NWS forecast At 5:15 a.m., we measured about .5 inch of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock […]

Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin including Western Kenosha County. The advisory will be in effect until midnight Sunday. The latest, local NWS forecast calls for rain, freezing rain and sleet Saturday night and into Sunday morning, followed by rain after about 11 a.m. Wintry mix […]

Rain in forecast for end of week

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast is calling for a wet end to the week. And dropping temps. I know, right? Rain may start Thursday night with a 50 percent chance and become slightly more likely Friday, when there’s a 60- percent chance, most likely after 1 p.m. Friday night, there’s a 90 percent […]

Tornado drills on Thursday part of 2018 Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

This is Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week and there will be a mock tornado alert drill Thursday statewide, including in Kenosha County. From Kenosha County Emergency Management: Schools, businesses, families and individuals have two opportunities to test their emergency plans during statewide tornado drills on April 12, 2018.  The drills are part of the […]

Period of warmer temps in forecast

A too brief respite of warmer temperatures is expected in Western Kenosha County starting Wednesday and continuing through Saturday. Then it’s back to cold. And even during the warmth, it may be wet. First, the good part. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast calls for a high temperatures of 57 on Wednesday, 59 on […]

Chance of snow Sunday night, Monday

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for Western Kenosha County includes a chance a small amount of accumulating snow Sunday night and Monday. Snow may start Sunday around 11 a.m. and is most likely between 3 and 9 a.m. Monday. A total of no more than one inch of accumulation is expected. Share Tweet Share […]

Another round of snow possible Thursday night

There’s another chance of rain/snow and/or snow Thursday night in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Something could start falling this afternoon and continue into the evening until about midnight. Chance is 50 percent. You know what’s really discouraging about the weather though? The temperatures. High temperatures through Monday are not expected to reach 40. […]

Snow update: Less than 1 inch and frosty

We measured less than an inch of snow on the ground overnight at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. Measuring what had fallen was hampered by wind that had caused drifting of some of the snow that was not frozen to the ground. The snow on the ground is icy and sticking to paved surfaces. Caution […]

Snow — yes snow — in forecast for Tuesday

It’s not some kind of lame, late April Fool’s joke. There really is accumulating — albeit not much accumulating — snow in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday. Rain and/or snow is expected to start after midnight Tuesday. After 4 a.m., it should be all rain. Snow accumulation for this period should […]

Wet Saturday in forecast

A wet Saturday with snow, rain or a mix of both is in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. There should be rain and snow before 10 a.m. and then just rain until 1 p.m. At its height, there’s a 90 percent chance of precipitation, but little if any snow accumulation expected. It also […]

Winter weather advisory shortened

The National Weather Service has shortened the duration of a winter weather advisory for Kenosha County. The advisory is now set to end at 10 a.m., Tuesday. There remains a 30-60 percent chance of snow Tuesday. No more than half inch of accumulation is expected. Measuring a total from the overnight snow was impossible at […]

Snow update: Heavy, wet and accumulating

Snow started falling in the area in earnest about 6:15 p.m. By about 8:45 p.m., we were measuring about 1 inch of snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. The National Weather Service has adjusted the accumulation forecast upwards some for over night to 1 to 3 inches. A winter weather advisory continues until 6 […]

Winter weather advisory issued

Beautiful weather this weekend, right? I hope you enjoyed it because the start of the work week ahead seems like it won’t be as nice. In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory, which is triggered by the potential for […]

Sunny and mild weekend ahead

The National Weather Service’s latest, local forecast suggests this weekend should be sunny and mild. Sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid to high 40s are forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy it now, because chances of snow showers and such re-emerge Monday. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Almost 60 Tuesday; snow on Thursday

It’s going to be quite warm Tuesday. It could be a bit snowy Thursday. That’s the roller coaster ride of the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Tuesday’s high sounds very nice. A high of 59 and sunny skies. Thursday is a different story. A high of 36 and a 90 percent chance of rain/snow […]

Wind advisory issued; Fox still falling; 50s early next week

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. Winds may reach 20-30 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph during this period. Winds this strong may blow unsecured items or make […]

Flood update: Fox continues to recede; under 13 feet

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge continues to recede and is under 13 feet, the National Weather Service designation for moderate flooding. The river first went under 13 feet Thursday evening. At 4 a.m. Friday, it was at 12.7 feet. A flood warning continues. There is more rain in the forecast […]

Flood update: Fox crests at 13.37, now receding

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge crested Wednesday afternoon and is now slowly receding. The crest was at 13.37 feet at 2 p.m., Wednesday. At 4 a.m., Thursday, the river was at 13.28 feet. A flood warning remains in effect for the Fox River in Kenosha County. The National Weather Service […]

Flood update: Fox approaching 13 feet; flood warning extended

The Fox River measured 12.91 feet at 5 a.m. as measured at the New Munster gauge, well above flood level of 11 feet and approaching the designated moderate flooding level of 13 feet. The current level would rank 7th on the historic crests listed by the National Weather Service for the gauge. The NWS forecasts […]

Fog advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended its fog advisory to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Visibility during this time may be less than a quarter mile. The persistent rain also has prompted a flood warning. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Flood update: Flood warning issued; Fox rising

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river at the New Munster gauge was measuring at 9.52 feet at 4 a.m. Flood stage is 11 feet. The current forecast says the river could crest at 12.9 feet early Thursday morning. A quarter to half […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory that is set to extend into Tuesday morning. Visibility may be less than a quarter of a mile in some instances during this period. The advisory is set to expire at 6 a.m., Tuesday. UPDATE — The advisory has been extended to 8 a.m., Tuesday. […]

Rain early next week could bring flooding

The National Weather Service has issued a hydrologic outlook for our area for early next week due to persistent rain that could prompt flooding. A 90 percent chance of showers or perhaps thunderstorms are in the forecast for Monday, Monday night and Tuesday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. As much as 2 […]

Warmer days ahead

The next few days should provide a bit of a respite from the cold, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Wednesday’s high temperature should reach 39 and Thursday’s 40. Friday will be a bit colder at 24, but over 30 degrees will be back for the weekend. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares […]

Snow update: 3 inches, still falling

We measured about 3 inches of accumulation at westofthei.com headquarters from the Saturday night-Sunday morning snow fall as of 11:15 a.m., Sunday. Snow may keep falling through 2 p.m., so that total may get a little higher. A National Weather Service winter weather advisory continues until noon, Sunday. With the past week or so of […]

Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect from midnight to noon Sunday. The latest, local NWS forecast is calling for snow to start after midnight and continue at least until 8 a.m. and perhaps beyond to noon. Accumulation […]

Snow update: 5 inches total; lesser chance of snow through weekend; plus reader photos

We measured a total of 5 inches total of snowfall at westofthei.com headquarter  in the event starting Thursday evening. That was on he low end of the forecast for the winter storm warning period. There is still a lingering chance of snow for the rest of the weekend — 40 percent Friday night, 50 percent […]

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