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Temps to cool, no rain this week

The early summer like temperatures of the last few days will be ending after Monday, says the latest local National Weather Service forecast. Monday’s high is forecast to reach 75. The high Tuesday and Wednesday will be 54. Temperatures are expected to return to the mid to high 60s  Thursday through Sunday. There’s no chance of […]

Rain tonight; warmer for the weekend

Rain looks likely for Thursday night, says the latest local National Weather Service forecast. There’s just a 10 percent chance of rain Thursday during the day, but that increases to a 90 percent chance of rain tonight. Rain is most likely between 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday. After that it should warm up […]

Cooler Tuesday and Wednesday; frost possible at night

Temperatures should be substantially cooler Tuesday and Wednesday than we’ve been used to of late. High temperatures both days should be in the mid 50s. Perhpas even more noteworthy is a cold night tonight. There could be patchy frost tonight and morning frost Wednesday with a low temperature of 36.

Dense fog advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended a dense fog advisory until 7 a.m. Monday. Until sunrise burns off the fog, visibility could be a quarter mile or less in foggy areas. Otherwise, showers are likely and a thunderstorm possible between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. After that, a lesser chance of showers or thunderstorms remains […]

Dense fog advisory in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect until midnight.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

At 5:18 p.m., the Kenosha County Emergency Services Warning Center is reporting that the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Kenosha County. The notice is effective until further notice. NWS radar suggests storms and rain are moving in from the southwest.

Thunderstorms in forecast for tonight

Thunderstorms Friday night/early Saturday morning are in the National Weather Service Forecast, with an 80 percent chance. Storms are most likely to occur after 7 p.m. Friday and before 4 a.m. Saturday. Saturday looks to be free of rain, with a high temp of  63. But showers and storms may return Sunday into Monday.

Temp to top 80 Thursday; Friday rainy

Thursday’s temperature is expected to reach the mid 80s, the National Weather Service local forecast says. But it’s spring, so there’s a price to pay. Thunderstorms begin to creep into the forecast tonight and will stick around to some degree through the weekend. Thursday night there’s 30 percent chance of a thunderstorm, followed by a 60 percent […]

Fog this morning

We could see patchy dense fog in our area until mid morning, says the National Weather Service. Visibility in areas experiencing fog could be less than one quarter of a mile or less. We should see a high of 70 degrees today, with just a 20 percent chance of more rain, the NWS forecast says.

UPDATE: Rain not so likely today, but thunderstorms in forecast for tonight

Turns out it’s not so likely that there will be rain Monday, with just a 20 percent chance of showers in the latest local National Weather Service forecast. Tonight there’s still a good chance (70 percent) of thunderstorms in the very early hours of Tuesday morning. A 70 percent chance of rain continues in the forecast for Tuesday.

Temperature may top 80 today; thunderstorms and rain in forecast for the week

It may actually get over 80 degrees today, the National Weather Service forecast says. So if you did not finish those outdoor tasks Saturday, you may have a little more time today. But don’t dilly-dally too long. There is rain in the forecast as well, starting tonight, with a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms, mostly after […]

Temperatures in the 70s forecast for Saturday, Sunday, Monday

High temperatures could reach the 70s Saturday, Sunday and Monday, says the latest local National Weather Service forecast. After Monday, it looks like temperatures could dip some again, but just down into the 60s. Has this warming trend got you thinking about doing some planting? Check out this article from NWS about last freeze dates […]

Low tonight could dip below freezing

The low temperature could dip below freezing Wednesday, says the National Weather Service forecast. The mercury could get as low as 29. You might want to turn the heat back on. The forecast is calling for the same chilly low Thursday night. A warm-up of sorts begins Friday night when lows begin creeping back into […]

UPDATE: Rain expected later this afternoon

The National Weather Service forecast is now calling for rain on Sunday a little later than what was forecast yesterday. Rain is now likely after possible after 1 p.m., likely after 4 p.m. and pretty darn sure about 6 p.m., says NWS hourly weather data.

Rain Sunday and maybe Monday; cooler after that

I hope you had the chance to enjoy the sunny and warm weather of Friday and Saturday because there is a change in the forecast for the coming week. There’s a 90 percent chance of rain Sunday and Sunday night followed by a 50 percent chance of more rain Monday. There’s a lesser chance of […]

Rain likely tonight, possible Monday

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of rain tonight, and the radar at 4:21 p.m. also suggests rain is likely. There is only slightly less of a chance of rain continuing into Monday, 60 percent to be precise. The chance of rain is less after 6 a.m. The temperature forecast looks better […]

Tornado watch cancelled

The National Weather Service’s tornado watch for our area that was to be effective until 11 p.m. has been cancelled as of about 8:55 p.m.

Tornado sirens sounding; tornado warning until 8:30 p.m.

At 8:01 p.m., county tornado sirens are sounding in Western Kenosha County. County Emergency Warning Center is reporting a tornado warning until 8:30 p.m. UPDATE 8:17 p.m. — Current National Weather Service radar shows a tornado warning block covering the western half of Western Kenosha County — Twin Lakes, Randall, Wheatland, Brighton. UPDATE 8:24 p.m. — Severe […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

At 7:17 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area including Kenosha County, the Kenosha County Emergency Warning Center is reporting.. The warning is in effect until 7:45 p.m. Severe thunderstorms are occuring now in the northwest portion of the county. The storm is traveling northeast at 40 mph. UPDATE 7:26 […]

Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. From the National Weather Service website: Tornado Watch – This is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close […]

April 13-17 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

It what seems like an example of appropriate timing, Kenosha County Emergency Management released the following message this gloomy, rainy morning about 2015 Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is next week: Listen, Act and Live!  Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season. Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately will […]

Good chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight and Thursday

The local National Weather Service forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain tonight and then thunderstorms Thursday, with a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms Thursday night. The high temperature Thursday will be warmer than it has been of late, maybe as high as 69. A 20 percent chance of rain will linger into Friday. High temperatures […]

Rain tonight and through the week

This week could be a bit wet, according to the latest local National Weather Service forecast. The rain may start tonight, with a 70 percent chance of rain, mostly after 11 p.m. There is a 50 percent chance of rain on Tuesday, mostly likely in the early morning and then again after 7 p.m. That rain should end […]

Warm today, followed by chance of storm/rain

The high temperature Wednesday could crack 60, the National Weather Service local forecast says. And that’s no April Fool’s joke. But there’s a price to pay. There will be a 40 percent chance of a thunderstorm overnight and an 80 percent chance of rain Thursday. The greatest possibility of rain is between about 7 a.m. and noon. […]

Unforecast snow falling Friday morning

At 5 a.m., I see snow falling outside my Paddock Lake window. I am somewhat surprised. I watch weather forecasts pretty close to be able to bring you news of weather conditions you might want to know about. Snow wasn’t in our local National Weather Service forecast last night. In fact, it’s not in the local forecast for […]

Rain in forecast for tonight

The National Weather Service local forecast says we can count on seeing some rain tonight. Rain could start as early as 8 p.m. and continue until 8 a.m. Wednesday, but the bulk of that rain should come between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Between .5 and .75 of rain could fall overnight with another tenth […]

Snow update: No accumulation overnight, but may snow until noon

It’s snowing in Paddock Lake at 5:36 a.m., and cars are covered, but there is little to no accumulation of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters so far Monday morning. The National Weather Service forecast calls for snow to continue through noon, with about an inch of accumulation possible. The high temperature today is expected to […]

Snow likely to return tonight

The National Weather Service local forecast says we have about a 70 percent chance of seeing some snow Sunday night. We could even get one inch of accumulation. The less than spring-like weather is set to continue Monday morning, but with wintry mix instead of straight snow. Accordingly, the NWS has issued a special weather statement and […]

Cooler today and for a while

Did you get out and enjoy the warm temperatures of the last few days? I hope so, because it looks like it will be a while before we have 70 to anticipate again, says the National Weather Service forecast. Today’s high is expected to be a underwhelming 43. You might have to fire up the furnace […]

High temp today could reach 70

The high temperature today could reach 70 degrees, says the local National Weather Service forecast. But before you start that’s going to be a trend, let me add that the same forecast calls for a high of 44 Tuesday. Looking a bit further ahead, Sunday’s forecast is for a mere 39. My advice? Enjoy it […]

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