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Unseasonably cool Tuesday; warm up starts Wednesday

Western Kenosha County will have an unseasonably cool Tuesday, but the chill won’t become a trend, says the latest local National Weather Service forecast. Tuesday’s high temperature is expected to reach just 54. To top off the chill there’s a 40 percent chance of rain as well. But a warm-up is expected starting Wednesday when […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued (second one for May 7)

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northern Kenosha County. This warning is set to be in effect until 9:30 p.m. This is the second NWS severe thunderstorm warning today. The text of the warning says 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail have been seen with this storm. ShareTweet0 […]

Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect until 8 p.m. Here is a link to addtional info from the National Weather Service. The total watch area just skims the corner of Wisconsin with a large part […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for southeast Wisconsin, including Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect until 12 a.m., Sunday. ShareTweet0 Shares

2024 Statewide tornado drill is Thursday; Kenosha County will not test sirens

From Kenosha County Emergency Management-Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: This year’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin will take place from April 8th through April 12th, 2024. This annual campaign encourages everyone to prepare for the tornadoes and severe storms that are frequently experienced during the spring and summer months. This opportunity also allows […]

Accumulation of wet snow in Wednesday, Thursday forecast

The weather Wednesday and Thursday could feature accumulation of wet snow and some rain, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. The forecast calls for less than an inch of accumulation Wednesday, less than a half inch, Wednesday night and maybe less than a half inch Thursday. So maybe about 2 inches total. High […]

UPDATE: Fox River tops 12 feet

The Fox River is surging upward as measured at the New Munster gauge. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, the river was at 12.09 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. A National Weather Service flood warning continues in effect. This level of flooding could already be causing flooding or roads in places. The NWS advises: Motorists […]

Special weather statement issued regarding fog

At 8:52 a.m., the National Weather Service issued the following special weather statement for our area: There is some patchy dense fog this morning across parts of far southeast Wisconsin. This not expected to last very long as the system pushes out over the next few hours with clearing expected behind this system that will […]

Strong winds to drive wind chill values down

Windy conditions will increase the contrast between a very unseasonably warm Tuesday and a cold very seasonable February Wednesday. Temperatures Wednesday should be in the 20s, but winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph will drive wind chill values into the single digits at times And there could be some more […]

Hot February Tuesday starts off volatile weather period

A mere 74 degrees isn’t typically warm enough to warrant the use of the adjective hot, but when it comes in February that’s different. Tuesday’s going to be hot with a high of 74 degrees, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. But there’s also the potential for some volatile weather Tuesday night. There […]

Warm Monday, Tuesday; chance of snow Tuesday night-Wednesday

The work week is starting out warm, but we could be seeing snow by midweek. High temperatures are expected to reach 64 Monday and 71 Tuesday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. After that pleasant start, conditions are expected to change for the worse Tuesday night, when the temperature could plunge almost 50 […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued another dense fog advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. This advisory is set to be in effect until 3 a.m., Friday. Visibility could be less than a quarter of a mile in spots. Dense fog will continue through Friday and Friday night, says the latest, […]

Winter weather advisory & wind chill advisory issued

Continuing this week of weather bulletins, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory and a wind chill advisory for Kenosha County. The winter weather advisory is set to be in effect until 3 a.m., Sunday. The main concerns are more snow — up to one inch for our area — and winds […]

Snow report Jan. 12 2024 7:28 p.m.

We measured 9 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at about 4:30 p.m. That’s an additional 6 inches from our measurement at 7:30 a.m. At 7:30 p.m., snow is still falling and is likely to continue to at least 3 a,m., Saturday, says the latest, local National Weather Service […]

Warmer temps in forecast

High temperatures near or in the 40s are in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. The next six days should see a high temperature in the 40s. Or close anyway, with Wednesday’s forecast high being 39. With those warmer temps, precipitation will be rain or rain/snow not accumulating snow. The greatest chances of rain […]

Snow for Sunday

It’s going to snow Sunday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Snow should be falling by 4 a.m. — though it may start a little earlier — and continue through at least early afternoon. When it’s all over, we may see about 2 inches on the ground or maybe a touch more. The […]

Excessive heat warning remains in effect

A National Weather Service excessive heat warning remains in effect for Kenosha County for Thursday. The high temperature is expected to reach 99 with a heat index of 113. The warning is set to be in effect until 7 p.m., Thursday. From the excessive heat warning text: Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the […]

Smoke triggers NWS air quality alert

The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert for all of Wisconsin, prompted by smoke from ongoing Canadian wild fires. Air quality alerts have been issued with some frequency in recent weeks, but the text of the most recent alert suggests impacts may be greater this time around. The alert is set to […]

Snow in the forecast again

Snow is in the forecast again for later this week. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast is calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow Friday. Snow is expected to begin in the morning and continue through the evening, with the heaviest snowfall expected in the afternoon. That forecast might be hard to believe […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area that includes Kenosha County. The warning is set to be in effect until 7:15 p.m. Nickel sized hail and winds to 60 mph have been associated with this storm, says NWS. Share1Tweet1 Shares

High temps in the 60s (mostly) expected

A stretch of cooler weather is expected in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. High temperatures should be in the 60s through next Wednesday. Saturday might reach 70. Thursday night’s low could reach 41, but after that lows should be in the mid 40s to low 50s range. There is not a chance of […]

Flood warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The warning is set to be in effect until 1:30 a.m.. Monday. From the warning test: At 729 PM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain. Minor flooding is already occurring in the warned […]

Flood watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for a portion of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect until 1 p.m., Monday. The latest, local NWS forecast says we could see 3 inches or more of rain during this rainy period. The watch says: Excessive runoff may […]

Rainy stretch in the forecast

Looks like we’ll be in for some rain over the next couple of days to break the dry period we’ve been in. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast says the rain should start in the wee hours of Sunday morning — maybe earlier — and continue through to Sunday night. A lesser chance of […]

Heat advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of Wisconsin, including Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from noon until 7 p.m., Tuesday. Tuesday’s high temperature is expected to reach 98 with heat index values as high as 104, says the latest, local NWS forecast. According to the […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect until 9 p.m., Monday. According to the NWS: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that […]

Heat advisory issued; storm possible Monday afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from 11 a.m., Tuesday to 8 p.m., Wednesday. Temperatures in the mid-90s and heat index values to 105 are expected during the advisory period. Temperatures are expected to remain in the […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect until 9 a.m. Visibility of less than a quarter mile is possible in dense fog areas, the advisory says. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Gonna rain Friday, be hot on Saturday

If it’s not raining already it soon will be and for a while Friday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Rain is expected to begin about 7 a.m. and continue through at least 3 p.m. There could be a thunderstorm toward the end of that stretch, If you have been looking for a […]

Snow for Monday

Western Kenosha County is going to get some snow the day after Easter, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Snow should begin falling by about 1 a.m., Monday and continue through at least 4 a.m. and possibly longer. Over 1.5 inches of accumulation are possible. Monday’s high temperature will be 41. A slow […]

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