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Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Illinois and Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect until 9 p.m. UPDATE 5:36 p.m. — All watches and warnings have been cancelled by the NWS. Share22Tweet22 Shares

Dry Friday to top 80

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for Friday promises something we haven’t seen much of lately — a warm, dry day. The NWS says Friday’s high temp should reach 82 degrees and there’s no chance of rain — at least until Friday night, when there’s a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. There […]

Fox River crest forecast adjusted upward — a lot

As Friday progressed, the National Weather Service forecast for the crest of Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge has increased substantially. The river is now forecast to reach 14.5 feet Saturday evening. Flood stage is 11 feet. At 7 p.m, the river was at 11.91 feet. A level over 14 feet is […]

Fox River spikes over flood stage; Flood and flash flood warnings in place

The Fox River made a dramatic spike Thursday, topping flood stage and prompting a flood warning from the National Weather Service. At 1 a.m., Thursday, the river — as measured at the New Munster Gauge — was at 9.47 feet. By 8:45 p.m., the river had reached 11.03 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. More […]

Warm up begins Wednesday

A significant warm-up in temperatures will begin Wednesday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Wednesday’s high temperature should reach 79. Highs Thursday and Friday are expected in the mid-70s and Saturday’s high may top out at 80. Sunday and Monday’s high should be a bit cooler at 68. There is a 50 percent […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect until 10 a.m. Visibility may be limited to a quarter of a mile or less during this period. Share7Tweet7 Shares

Snow update: 8:26 a.m., April 28, 2019; next up, rain

Well Saturday’s snow storm didn’t really add up to much. Many areas at westofthei.com HQ in Paddock Lake — like paved surfaces — saw no accumulation. Where accumulation did happen, results varied. The most common measurement was about 2.5 inches. With that bit of winter revisited out of the way, we can all look forward […]

Weather alert downgraded to advisory

The National Weather Service has downgraded its weather alert for our area to a winter weather advisory. The current, local NWS forecast still calls for snow, but less than earlier forecasts. The current range is from 2 to 5 inches between the remainder of Saturday and Saturday night. It has been snowing mostly lightly on […]

Substantial snow in forecast; winter storm watch issued

There’s some real snow accumulation in the forecast for the last weekend in April. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for the area calls for 3 to 7 inches of snow Saturday and Saturday night. Consequently, the NWS has issued a winter storm watch for southern Wisconsin, including Kenosha County. The watch is set […]

Warm and sunny Easter

Easter is set to be the warmest day we’ve had here in a while — probably in all of 2019. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast includes a high of 75 for Sunday. The skies should be sunny, with a wind of 5 to 15 mph. The warm trend will continue Monday with a […]

Thunderstroms possible Wednesday night

There’s a chance of a thunderstorm Wednesday night, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. A storm is most likely between 11 a.m. and noon and then again 5 to 11 p.m. Some chance of rain will persist into Friday. Share9Tweet9 Shares

Wind advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended a wind advisory in effect for Western Kenosha County. The advisory is now set to be in effect until 7 p.m. Winds from 20 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph are forecast during this period, says the latest, local NWS forecast. ShareTweet0 Shares

Rain likely, thunderstorm possible Thursday night

It seems almost certain it will rain Thursday night and there might even be a thunderstorm, says the latest, local national Weather Service forecast. The possibility of rain begins about 4 p.m. and is most likely between 8 p.m., Thursday and 1 a.m., Friday. That could include a thunderstorm, most likely between 10 p.m. and […]

Rain — and snow — in forecast for later this week

Enjoy the warm, dry Monday and Tuesday hereabouts because the weather is expected to take a turn for the colder and wetter starting Wednesday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. It’s likely there even will be snow. Monday’s is expected to be sunny and 73. Tuesday should be sunny and 58. But that […]

Registration open for National Weather Service 2019 Severe Weather Safety & Spotter Training Class April 10

National Weather Service Milwaukee will be conducting a Severe Weather Safety and Spotter Training Class on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Gateway Technical College, Room T127, 3520 30th Ave., Kenosha. Spots are expected to fill up quickly so reserve your seat by calling 262-605-7900. First Hour: Severe Weather Safety Scenarios — Tornadoes, floods, lightning, wind and sources for warnings. Second […]

Small amount of snow likely this weekend

A small amount of snow accumulation is in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for the weekend. We could see rain and snow with less than a half inch of accumulation Friday night and more rain and snow Saturday with another less than a half inch of accumulation. Saturday night’s low could dip to […]

Fox River receding; flood warning remains in effect

It appears the Fox River is now receding after reaching a crest of 13.38 feet Friday evening as measured at the New Munster Gauge. At 10 a.m., Saturday the river was measuring at 13.22 feet. Friday’s mark is the seventh highest historic crest recorded at the New Munster Gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. A […]

Warm, wet, windy Thursday; wind advisory issued

Thursday should be warm and wet and windy, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. In fact, the NWS has issued a wind advisory for our area to be in effect from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday. Winds may reach 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph during this […]

Warm-up finally begins Friday

It’s been a cold, snowy winter. The cold part seems to have been hanging on longer than is typically a we now enter the second week of March. But there’s some relief ahead, at least for the next week. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast suggest we have left high temperatures in the teens and […]

Wind chill advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for an are of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from 10 p.m., Sunday to 10 a.m., Monday. Sunday night’s low is forecast for -6. Monday’s high will reach just 7. With winds of 10 to 15 mph, wind […]

Temperatures to plunge early next week

Saturday’s high temperature should be a relatively comfortable 31, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area. Enjoy it, because it’s going to get cold again — historically cold for early March. The deep freeze is set to begin Sunday evening with an overnight low of -4 and wind chill values between […]

A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Auto Service seeking Auto Technician

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Wilmot Auto Service. — DH Wilmot Auto Service is looking for a Auto Technician for Monday- Friday. Wilmot Auto Service is located at 11307 Fox River Rd. Wilmot, WI 53192 Applicants should Call Dwyane @ 262-862-6300 or Email Resume wilmotauto@yahoo.com. ShareTweet0 Shares

Winter weather advisory for overnight

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from 5 p.m., Tuesday to 9 a.m., Wednesday. During that period, we could get as much as 2 inches of snow. Another half inch or so might fall […]

High wind warning continues; speed of gusts increased

Western Kenosha County continues to be under a high wind warning Sunday with the National Weather Service forecast of wind speed even higher than earlier. The forecast now calls for sustained winds from 30 to 35 mph and gusts as high as 60 mph. The warning is set to be in effect until 9 p.m. […]

Dense fog and wind advisories issued

Seems like nary a day goes by lately without a weather bulletin of some sort being issued for Kenosha County. Add two more to the list. The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 4 a.m., Sunday for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. Visibility may be less than a […]

Flood advisory issued

Typically a flood advisory in our area has to do with the Fox River, but the National Weather Service has issued a different kind of flood advisory Saturday for our area. This advisory is for 20 counties in Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The NWS flood advisory cites the main concern for this event to be: […]

Winter weather advisory issued for Saturday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Kenosha County to be in effect from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday. A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is expected during the advisory period. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch is possible. With temperatures warming during the day […]

Final snow update 5:30 a.m., Mon. Feb. 18, 2019

We measured an additional 1.5 inches of overnight snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at about 5:30 a.m., Monday. That makes a total of 5.25 inches for the snowfall that started Sunday morning. The winter weather advisory has been allowed to expire by the National Weather Service. The next chance of snow comes Tuesday […]

Snow update 7:30 a.m., Sun. Feb. 17, 2019

We measured about 3.75 inches of snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at 7:30 p.m. That’s a total since snow started falling early Sunday. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area says snow is expected to continue to fall until about 1 a.m., Monday and a lesser chance through 9 a.m. […]

Snow prompts winter weather advisory

An expected prolonged period of light snow has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. During the advisory period of 6 a.m., Sunday to 6 a.m., Monday, the NWS expects our area to get 2 to 4.5 inches of snow accumulation. Snow […]

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