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Cooler weekend ahead

The National Weather Service latest local forecast calls for a weekend with temperatures a bit cooler than we’ve been having lately. The high temperature Friday an Saturday is expected to hit just 77. Sunday will be 80 and Monday 83. Skies are gloomy today, but there’s just a 30 percent chance of rain Friday and tonight […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Here is more info from NWS about the lingering heat and possible atorm. UPDATE 4:48 p.m. — Raining hard in Paddock Lake now. UPDATE 6:29 p.m. — There’s another […]

Heat advisory issued; Saturday thunderstorm likely

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for 18 Wisconsin counties including Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. The high temperature Saturday is expected to reach 89 with a heat index of 99. The high Sunday could reach 92, with a heat index of 102. Along with the […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area of Wisconsin that specifically includes Western Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 7:30 p.m. The warning box includes almost all of Kenosha County west of I-94. The NWS reports that at 6:36 p.m. a storm was over Elkhorn with 60 […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The weather hereabouts continues to be a moving target Thursday for the National Weather Service. The NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Kenosha County until 9 p.m. There’s little other information available from NWS at this point. At 4:35 p.m., radar does show a storm system northwest of Madison moving southeast. UPDATE 4:50 […]

Excessive heat warning cancelled; replace with heat advisory

The National Weather Service has cancelled the excessive heat advisory it had in effect earlier for Thursday afternoon into Friday and replaced it with a heat advisory. The high temperature is now expected to reach just 88 Thursday and 92 on Friday. However, heat index values may still reach 99 Thursday. There’s also a 30 […]

Excessive heat warning issued for Thursday & Friday

The National Weather Service is more certain now that it should get very hot around here in coming days. They have now stepped up to an excessive heat warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County, starting at noon Thursday and continuing to 7 p.m. Friday. High temperatures are expected to reach 94 Thursday and […]

Excessive heat watch issued for Thursday, Friday

The National Weather Service is including Kenosha County in an excessive heat watch for Thursday and Friday. The high temperature is expected to reach 93 on Thursday and 94 on Friday. Heat index values should be over 100 both days. The lows those days will be in the mid 70s. At this point, the watch will […]

Cooler today and Saturday

You might be able to give the air conditioner a rest for the next couple of days. But don’t roll up the garden hose yet. You’ll still be watering the garden. The latest local National Weather Service forecast says Friday’s high should reach just 71 and Saturday’s high just 78. There’s a 50 percent chance of […]

Chance of thunderstorms Tuesday, Wednesday

There’s a chance of rain throughout Tuesday and Wednesday in the latest local National Weather Service forecast. The strongest chance of storms are on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to midnight. High temperatures will remain in the high 80s through Thursday, before sliding a bit into the high 70s for Friday and Saturday.

Chance of rain Thursday greatly reduced

The National Weather Service has now greatly reduced the chance of Western Kenosha County will see rain or a thunderstorm Thursday night. The chance is now a mere 30 percent in the latest NWS forecast. After a lingering slight chance of rain Friday, the next chance of rain, also 30 percent, comes into the forecast Tuesday.

Thunderstorms possible Thursday, likely Thursday night

Western Kenosha County may see some thunderstorms Thursday with the most likely time coming Thursday night, says the local National Weather Service forecast. The storms are most likely to occur between 9 p.m and midnight. The air is likely to continue to feel humid, as the high temperature is expected to reach 85 with a […]

Storms likely Wednesday morning, Thursday night

There’s a better than even chance of thunderstorms early Wednesday morning and again Thursday night and lesser chances of more storms in between, says the National Weather Service local forecast. There’s a 90 percent chance of a thunderstorm Wednesday morning between 3 and 6 a.m. Then there’s a 40 percent chance of a storm from 6 a.m. to 9 […]

Cooler weather ahead

Temperatures are heading for a bit of a dip over the remainder of this week, says the latest local National Weather Service forecast. While high temperatures have been flirting with 90 of late, they will be firmly in the 70s starting Tuesday, where the high is expected to top out at 71. Highs the rest […]

Storm outlook: Less chance this afternoon, higher this evening

The National Weather Service has backed off some on its forecast of a thunderstorm this afternoon. At 2:22 p.m., the local NWS forecast says there is just a 40 percent chance of a thunderstorm happening yet this afternoon. This evening, there is a 70 percent chance of a thunderstorm. Those storms could be severe.

Thunderstorms, maybe severe, in Wednesday’s forecast

Thunderstorms, maybe severe, are in Wednesday’s National Weather Service forecast for the area. As of Tuesday evening there are no formal watches, warnings or advisories in effect for Western Kenosha County on Wednesday. However, the NWS says there is a 60 percent chance of a thunderstorm Wednesday and a 70 percent chance of  a thunderstorm Wednesday night. […]

Hot Friday and Saturday expected

When you report on the weather, you have to decide when certain terms are justified. What constitutes warm? What is blustery? Hot is another one of those weather terms. What temperature justifies the word hot? I say it is 90 or more. And therefore I feel completely justified in saying the National Weather Service forecast calls for a […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 8:15 p.m. The storm is expected to reach Silver Lake at about 7:40 p.m. and Paddock Lake at about 7:45 p.m. This storm may produce wind speeds of up to […]

Thunderstorms and cooler temps in forecast

Thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday and cooler temperatures later in the week are in the local National Weather Service forecast. There’s a 50 percent chance of a thunderstrom Tuesday night, most likely after 7 p.m., and a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms Wednesday. High temperatures should start to trail off on Wednesday too, reaching the mid […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

At about 7:09 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is to continue until 9 p.m. UPDATE 8:43 p.m. — The NWS has issued a special weather statement saying radar shows a line of storms from near St. Nazianz to […]

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 […]

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