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Temps in the 70s, low 80s this week; thunderstorms possible

Western Kenosha County should see a noticeable warm up this week, with high temperatures in the 70s and even low 80s, says the National Weather Service forecast. Frost warnings and such should be a memory as even nighttime lows should be no cooler than the upper 50s. There is, however, a good chance of stormy weather at times during this […]

Forecast: Sunny and warmer

Western Kenosha County should see sunny and warmer weather over the next few days, says the The National Weather Service local forecast. Today’s high is expected to be 65. That will get a little warmer each day until Monday’s high of 76. There’s also no rain in the forecast between now and Monday. Low temperatures are also […]

Frost advisory for early Sunday morning

So it’s the weekend after Mothers Day and maybe you were thinking — despite the chill out Saturday — that maybe you should get some plants into the garden. You might want to wait a little bit. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The […]

Nighttime temps to approach freezing over weekend

Nighttime temperatures could flirt with freezing over the weekends, says the National Weather Service local forecast. Saturday night’s low could reach 34, with patchy frost possible. Sunday night is just a bit better at 39. Wish I could say that was it, but low temperatures are expected to linger in the 40s for the next […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area including Kenosha County. The advisory is scheduled to expire at 10 a.m. Visibility could be a quarter of a mile or less. The fog may be accompanied by drizzle Wednesday morning. The high temperature is expected to reach 66. Yet more rain […]

Rain tonight and Tuesday

The National Weather Service local forecast is calling for a wet Monday extending into Tuesday. At about 8:30 p.m., the rain was just a mist, but it is expected to pick up around 10 p.m. and continue pretty steadily through 3 p.m. Tuesday. There’s only a slight chance of a thunderstorm developing from 10 p.m. […]

80 for a high Friday, 60s after that

Friday will be a warm day in Western Kenosha County with the high temperature reaching 80, says the local National Weather Service forecast. After that bump, high temperatures should be in the 60s through the following seven days. The greatest chance of rain in those seven days is a 40 percent chance of a rain Saturday and a 60 […]

Cool Thursday; no return to 60s until Monday

The local National Weather Service forecast says don’t expect Thursday’s high temperature to get out of the mid 40s Thursday. And looking further ahead, we shouldn’t expect to see 60s again until Monday. Thursday’s forecast low is 39. Maybe not a threat of a frost, but cold enough for late April. The NWS is forecasting a […]

Severe thunderstorm watch cancelled early

As of about 8:02 p.m., the National Weather Service is no longer showing Kenosha County as part of a severe thunderstorm watch area. The watch had originally been scheduled to extend to 10:30 p.m. Lake County, Illinois, just to our south, is still in the watch area.

Hail in Paddock Lake, then sun with rain

At about 4:50 p.m., a band of pea-size hail moved through the part of Paddock Lake where westofthei.com HQ is located. Here’s a brief video: The hail was over in a few minutes. By 5 p.m. it was sunny and by 5:05 p.m. sunny and raining. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10 […]

Frost advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for our area from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday. Temperatures will be cooler Friday than lately, with a high of just 51 and temperatures falling into the mid to low 30 overnight, says the NWS forecast. Temperatures should recover for the weekend with a high of 59 […]

Good yard work weather in forecast

You might be thinking how the nice weather we’re having Saturday means spring is finally here, and you’d be right, of course. But it also means there’s little excuse for not getting out and getting that yard work done. Of course you could just put it off until Sunday, because the weather will be nice then […]

Mock tornado drill set for today

  Kenosha County Emergency Management will be participating in a mock tornado drill today, Thursday, April 14. A mock tornado watch will be used at 1 p.m. A mock tornado warning will be issued statewide at 1:45 p.m. In addition, for the first time, a mock tornado warning will also be issued at 6:55 p.m. Many radio […]

This is Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week; statewide tornado drill is April 14

This is Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week, which will include a statewide tornado drill at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. The following media release is from Kenosha County Emergency Management: Did you know that most tornado touchdowns occur between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.? That’s why the State of Wisconsin has added a […]

Sunny, warmer days ahead in forecast

If you are tired of weather that seems to cycle through, rain, sleet, wintry mix snow and back again several times a day, you’re in luck. After Sunday is over, the National Weather Service forecast for the next week is dominated by the word sunny. And as a bonus, it will get a little warmer along […]

Winter weather advisory issued for early Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County for 2 to 8 a.m. Sunday. Mixed precipitation and temperatures at the freezing mark are expected to create hazardous travel conditions during that period. Little or no ice etc. accumulation is expected. As that wintry mix ends, […]

Snow accumulation likely Friday

At 6:13 a.m. there’s already snow falling here. The question of course is how long and how much. The National Weather Service says snow showers will be likely until 11 a.m., with a chance of them lingering through the rest of the day. Accumulation should be less than an inch. Today’s high temperature: 39.

April 2 snow (VIDEO)

Happy April 2 (video shot in Paddock Lake about 11:15 a.m.):

Flood warning issued for Fox River; wind advisory issued for Saturday, maybe snow too

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. As of 8 p.m. Friday, the river was measured at 10.6 feet at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet, which the river is forecast to reach Saturday night. The NWS also has issued a wind […]

Morning fog, then warm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

It’s foggy out there this morning, but the National Weather Service says it should be pretty much gone by 9 a.m. Then we can get on with a little warm spell in the local NWS forecast. Today’s high temperature should reach 56. Wednesday should reach 58 and Thursday 55. There’s no rain in the forecast for […]

Warm Tuesday, then sloppy and icy Wednesday and Thursday

Tuesday’s high temperature should be a very pleasant 61, says the National Weather Service forecast, but that should be the last pleasant weather for at least a few days. Wednesday’s forecast says temperatures should dip and there is a 90 percent chance of rain, perhaps up to a half an inch. That may become freezing […]

High wind warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County. The warning is in effect from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. This replaces the previousily issued high wind watch. Sustained winds of 35 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected. […]

Fog this morning; thunderstorm tonight; high wind Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for our area effective until 9 a.m. Visibility of a quarter mile or less is expected. The Tuesday night forecast includes a 90 percent chance of a thunderstorm. Though the storm could start this afternoon, it is most likely to peak tonight at about 9-10 p.m. Winds of 15-20 […]

Rainy Sunday in forecast

A rainy beginning of next week is in the local National Weather Service forecast. Rain may begin Saturday night and continue through Monday morning. But it is most certain to fall Sunday afternoon. Tuesday will see a 60 percent chance of rain and a 60 percent chance of a thunderstorm Tuesday night. When it’s all done, we may see from […]

Warm with a chance of wet

The National Weather Service forecast for this area looks pleasantly warm for the next week. Probably the only thing that could make it a little less pleasant — depending on your plans — is the persistent chance of rain. Tuesday’s high could reach 65 and the highs for the next seven days should be in the 50s. Technically, Friday’s forecast says […]

Snow, then wintry mix tonight; maybe drizzle Saturday

The snow that is falling right now (about 9 p.m.) may give way to wintry mix before the night is over, says the National Weather Service forecast. Precipitation may persist into Saturday, likely as rain. The longer range forecast still calls for a warm-up that will have high temperatures in the 60s Tuesday and in […]

Warmer days coming after a few more small snow days

We have a couple more low snow days to get through at the tail end of this week, but there’s a warm reward waiting for us early next week. We received the forecast less than an inch of snow last night. We may get some more snow during the day today, but accumulation should be […]

Snow update and winter weather advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended a winter weather advisory for our area until 5 p.m. The daytime snow did come after all. From about 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m, we measured 1.5 inches at westofthei.com HQ in Paddock Lake. At 2:20 p.m., the snow is considerably lighter. For the last 90 minutes or so […]

Update: Just 1 inch of snow overnight; storm warning cancelled

The forecast for significant inches of snow overnight really under performed. We measured about 1 inch of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters from the start of snowfall at about 8:30 p.m., Monday to about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday morning. The winter storm warning has been cancelled and replaced with a winter weather advisory, in […]

Winter storm warning issued for tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for an area of Wisconsin including Western Kenosha County. The warning is in effect from 9 p.m. tonight to 9 a.m. Tuesday. Precipitation may start as rain or sleet or snow tonight and change to snow or perhaps snow and sleet. As much as 3 to […]

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