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Snow expected for Saturday night/Sunday

Snow accumulation of up to about three inches total is expected (80 percent chance) for our area starting Saturday night and stretching into Sunday, says the local National Weather Service forecast. The snow is most likely to begin after midnight Saturday. It is probably worth noting that just across the border in Lake County, Illinois, they have […]

Snow update: .5 inch

Monday afternoon and last night’s snow fall amounted to just .5 inch of accumulation here at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. After a chance of some freezing drizzle this morning, the rest of the day looks clear as far as precipitation, says the National Weather Service forecast. A 50 percent chance of freezing rain and snow/sleet […]

Snow in forecast for this afternoon and tonight

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for snow this afternoon and tonight. The 80 percent chance of snow is expected to start after 2 p.m., with less than a half inch of accumulation. Tonight there’s a 70 percent chance of snow with less than an inch of accumulation. A chance of precipitation returns to […]

Latest on snow: Greater chance, less accumulation

The latest National Weather Service forecast for snow starting tonight and continuing into Sunday is for a greater chance of snow at 80 percent, but less accumulation, now in a range of .5 to 1 inch. A light chance of snow — 30 percent — has also crept into the forecast for Monday and Monday night. […]

Snow likely this weekend

The National Weather Service says there’s a pretty good chance we will get some snow this weekend. The local forecast includes a 60 percent chance of snow Saturday night and a 70 percent chance of snow Sunday. The snow should be mostly done by noon Sunday with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation before it’s […]

Temperature expected to break 40 today

You’ve got no weather related excuse to get those Christmas lights off the house today. The National Weather Service forecast says today’s high temperature here should be about 44. There’s more good news if a warming trend is what you’ve been waiting for; high temperatures are not expected to dip out of the 30s until […]

Temperatures are looking up

Temperatures will be warmer over the next seven days, says the current local National Weather Service forecast. Today’s high temperature is forecast to reach 31. But that’s not all! Highs through next Wednesday are forecast to be in the high 20s or low 30s. The exception is Saturday, when the temperature may get as high […]

Warmer Sunday

After the school-closing cold of this week it’s refreshing to see a forecast for a high temperature above 20 degrees. That’s just what the National Weather Service figures we should see Sunday, when the high temperature should reach 26. Enjoy it! Maybe get those Christmas lights down (note to self). Because the warming trend that […]

Winter weather advisory extended; wind chill advisory added for early Friday-Saturday morning

The National Weather Service has extended the current winter weather advisory until 3 a.m., due to the anticipation of continued reduced visibility due to blowing snow. The local forecast still calls for 1 to 3 inches of snow today and tonight. As of 3:03 p.m., we had about .75 of an inch in Paddock Lake […]

Winter weather advisory issued for today: More bitter cold with blowing snow

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday. The advisory will start at noon, when the already existing wind chill advisory is set to expire. The winter weather advisory will continue until 9 p.m. Thursday. The advisory warns of continued bitter cold coupled with blowing snow this afternoon and tonight. One to […]

National Weather Service marking 7th anniversary of Jan. 7, 2008 tornado

The National Weather Service, on its Facebook page, today marking the seventh anniversary of the F3 tornado that swept through Wheatland and Brighton on Jan. 7, 2008. The write-up from the NWS has extensive information on the tornado. The tornado that destroyed homes in Wheatland and Brighton is the strongest ever recorded (using the Fujita system, adopted […]

Wind chill advisory still set to start tonight; cold weather advice from Health Dept. & WisDOT

The National Weather Service still has a wind chill advisory in effect starting tonight and continuing until noon Thursday. Wind chill values could be in the -20 to -30 degree range. Here is some advice for dealing with the cold from the Kenosha County Health Department: As temperatures drop and wind chill advisories are in […]

Snow update: 1 inch overnight

We measured 1 inch of accumulation of snow overnight at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. Kenosha Area Fire Rescue Scanner Facebook page is reporting that the northbound lanes of I-94 at about Highway 50 are closed this morning for a crash. WBBM radio said at about 6:08 a.m. that they were expecting the road to […]

Snow falling; forecast calls for a little less than earlier

Snow is falling outside westofthei.com headquarters at 8 p.m. The most recent local National Weather Service forecast is calling for a bit less accumulation than earlier in the day — now 1 to 3 inches overnight. Snow is expected to stop by 3 a.m. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 a.m. On […]

Snow Update: 1.5 inches overnight; wind chill advisory for Sunday night, Monday morning

We measured 1.5 inches of new snow overnight at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake, a little over the 1 inch that was forecast. The latest local National Weather Service forecast says we could get another 1 to 2 inches today. Blustery wind of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph mean snow also […]

Snow enters forecast for Sunday and Monday

Snow with some accumulation is in the latest local National Weather Service forecast for Western Kenosha County. Sunday’s snow should mostly come between midnight and 2 p.m. Temperatures should also start plunging and the snow will be blowing with 10 to 20 mph winds with up to 30 mph gusts. New snow accumulation Sunday of around an […]

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 10:59 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 116th block of the southbound lanes of I-94 for a crash. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. One or both may have hit the median wall.

Snow update: .5 inches overnight

We measured .5 inches of snow overnight at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. Seemed pretty much like snow to me, but I guess there could be some ice, sleet etc. underneath. The local forecast  hasn’t changed a lot: Wintery mix today, wintry mix tonight, blowing snow and falling temperatues Sunday, single digit cold starts Monday. A […]

Winter weather advisory issued for Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin including Western Kenosha County from 3 a.m. to  6 p.m., Saturday. The local forecast calls for snow and sleet to begin after 4 a.m. tonight. That mix will change to freezing rain and sleet between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., […]

Snow/sleet expected for Saturday-Sunday; single digit cold by Monday

The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday into Sunday is calling for sleet and snow, with perhaps some rain and freezing rain too. Friday looks to be fairly nice, with a  high of 27 and sunny skies. The action begins on Saturday with snow and sleet likely between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by […]

Cold today and Wednesday

We will feel some of the first really cold days of this season Tuesday and Wednesday. Today’s high is expected to reach just 17, thoughh it will be sunny, says the National Weather Service forecast. Wind of 10 to 15 mph will mean wind chill facotr of -5 to 5. Wednesday’s high will be 16 […]

Sunny today and Wednesday

Remember the sun? You should see some today, according to the National Weather Service forecast. And again Wednesday. But there is a price to pay. Those warmer than typical temperatures that we have been experiencing of late are over fro a while. Today’s high is forecast for 33, Monday’s for 27 and Tuesday and Wednesday’s just […]

Winter weather advisory lifted; less chance of snow/rain today

The National Weather Service has lifted a winter weather advisory for our area and reduced the chance of snow/rain today in the local forecast. There is now a 60 percent chance of showers today, primarily between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Snow accumulation of less than one inch is expected.

White Christmas Eve in the forecast

If you were worried that perhaps Santa would not have enough snow available hereabouts for proper sleigh navigation fear not. Snow is in the forecast. When all is said and done on Wednesday, there could be over 2 inches on the ground. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Wednesday from noon to […]

Wet weather expected Monday

An 80 percent chance of snow/rain is in the National Weather Service forecast for Monday. Snow possibly mixed with rain is possible starting at around 9 a.m. and is likely to turn to all rain by noon. Rain should continue through Monday into Tuesday, perhaps trailing off by noon Tuesday.

Warmer weekend in forecast

A run of days with high temperatures in the 40s is in the National Weather Service forecast for this weekend. Saturday’s high temperature could reach 43, Sunday’s 47 and Monday’s 49. The balance of next week looks to have temps in the 30s. Today and Saturday you could see some patchy fog. There’s a 50 […]

Wintry mix expected here tonight, Monday morning

Snow and sleet, perhaps mixed with freezing rain is expected to fall tonight and continue into Monday morning, the National Weather Service says. The wintry mix, as it is called by the weather people, may start at about 2 a.m. and should be coming down for sure by 4 a.m. At first, snow and sleet […]

Cold start to the work week, but warm spell after that

Monday will be a cold one, the National Weather Service forecast says. But that should be it for the week, with temperatures in the 30s and even 40s by the weekend. Temperatures were falling all day Sunday. Monday’s high is forecast to be just 16, with a low Monday night of 8. But things should improve from […]

Snow, then rain and sleet, then a warm weekend

The snow you may be seeing out your window this morning should continue into the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service forecast. About 3 p.m., the precipitation is expected to turn to sleet and freezing rain. But there’s only a slight chance of that wintery mix continuing into the evening. Accumulation of less than […]

Snow update and weather-related crashes summary

We measured an additional .75 inch of accumulated snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That brings the total for the snowfall that started Monday late morning and ended Tuesday morning to 2.25 inches. The only additional snow in the immediate forecast is a 30 percent chance on Wednesday night and a 30 percent chance on Friday. […]

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