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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 […]

60 in forecast for today

The high temperature should reach 60 hereabouts on Friday, the National Weather Service forecast says. Through the weekend we will have days with highs in the 50s, with another day over 60 on Monday. After that spell, temperatures appear ready to settle back down into the 40s for the balance of next week. It should […]

Dense fog advisory issued for this morning

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area including Western Kenosha County. Visibility could be less than a quarter mile at times. The advisory will be in effect until 10 a.m.

Warmer weather to stay for next 7 days

Warmer weather, with no daily highs expected below 45 degrees, looks to be with us for at least the next week, says the National Weather Service forecast. The peak is expected Tuesday, when the high should crack 50, topping out at 54. Lows should be in the 30s or high 20s. The only precipitation in the forecast is […]

Extended warm-up begins today

A long-awaited (by me anyway) warm-up in our local high temperatures will start today, says the National Weather Service forecast. After weeks of temps mostly in the single digits and teens, Friday’s high is forecast for 28. Then Saturday through Thursday will see highs in the 30s and 40s . So what’s the catch you might ask? Nothing […]

Two more cold days before warm-up begins

The National Weather Service forecast says we’re in for a couple more cold days before a warm-up that could temperatures into the 40s eventually. Wednesday’s high is forecast for 17 and Thursday’s for 13. But then the outlook improves. High temperatures in coming days are forecast for 29 on Friday, 37 on Saturday and Sunday, […]

Snow update: 3.75 inches more this morning

In the about 2.5 hours since our last measurement at 5:30 a.m., we are measuring about 3.75 more inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That’s a total of about 4.25 inches of accumulation since snow began falling earlier this morning. That’s well over the forecasted 2 inches already At about […]

Snow update: .5 inches early this morning

At 5:30 a.m., with snow coming down very steadily, we already measured .5 inches on the ground at westofthei.com headquaters in Paddock Lake. In the 10 minutes are so it took to clear the driveway, another eighth of an inch had fell. Seems we are well on the way to meeting or maybe exceeding the […]

Snow and wintry mix in Tuesday forecast; winter weather advisory issued

Snow and later wintry mix is in the local National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday. A winter weather advisory has been issued for 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Snow is most likely to start after 5 a.m. Around 9 a.m., it is expected to transition to sleet and ice. The worst of it should be over […]

Snow update: 2 inches overnight

At about 5:30 a.m., we measured 2 inches of new snow accumulation at westofthei.com headqaurters in Paddock Lake from the snow that started Wednesday evening. That exceeded National Weather Service expectations. There was still some light snow falling. The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow advisory for Kenosha County until 10 a.m. The […]

1.5 inch of snow possible today, tonight

The National Weather Service forecast for our area suggests we may be in for as much as 1.5 inches of snow yet today and tonight. The temperature will also be cold tonight, reaching just 6. There’s more cold in the forecast for Thursday, with a high temperature of 10, Friday with a high of 13 and Saturday with […]

Wind chill advisory issued for tonight through Monday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area. I know. Of course they have. Seems to happen daily these days doesn’t it? Well, I agree but we should go through the details nonetheless. This advisory is set to be in effect from 9 p.m. Sunday through 10 a.m., Monday. Temps […]

Wind chill advisory issued for Wednesday evening into Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the entire state of Wisconsin. The advisory that includes Western Kenosha County will be in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday. Single digit and below zero temperatures paired with winds from 10 to 15 mph will mean wind chill values as low […]

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