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Cold Friday morning, five sunny days in forecast

Do the seemingly constant cloudy skies of the last week or so have you craving a little sunshine? You’re in luck! The latest, local National Weather Service forecast calls for five straight days of sunny skies with no anticipated precipitation. Alas, there’s a price to be paid. Friday morning’s temperature could be the coldest we […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area including Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect until 9 a.m., Sunday. Visibility may ge a quarter of a mile or less at times during this period. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Cold morning; maybe some light snow overnight

It’s going to be a cold morning in Western Kenosha County, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Temps this morning will be in the teens with wind chill in the single digits until about 1 or 11 a.m. Fear not, it should warm up to a balmy 26 degrees for Wednesday’s high. Later […]

SNOW UPDATE: 6.25 inches; blizzard warning elapses; windy day to continue

We measured at total of 6.25 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at about 5:30 a.m., Monday. It did not appear that new snow was still falling. But the wind is still blowing and drifting was evident. We had a drift near a building that was 15 inches deep. […]

SNOW UPDATE: 5.25 inches on ground; wind picking up

At 10 p.m., we measured 5.25 inches of snow on the ground total for this storm so far at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. We are seeing reports, including in comments on the westofthei.com Facebook page, of higher readings, especially farther south and west it seems. A blizzard warning remains in effect for Kenosha County, […]

UPDATE: 2 inches on ground

We measured about 2 inches of snow on the ground  from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at westofthei.com headquarters on Paddock Lake. The National Weather Service says there’s more on the way. A blizzard warning is set to take take effect for Kenosha County at 8 p.m. and continue until 9 a.m., Monday. A blizzard […]

UPDATE: Snow to come later with strong wind; winter storm warning shifts later

The National Weather Service winter storm warning in effect for Kenosha County for Sunday has moved later. The warning is now in effect from 3 p.m., Sunday to 9 a.m. Monday. The snow accumulation forecast for our area is 7 to 9 inches during the warning period. The latest NWS forecast is also calling for […]

UPDATE: Winter storm warning issued; heavier snow now expected

The National Weather Service has now issued a winter storm warning for Kenosha County. The warning is in effect from 9 a.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday. Snow accumulation projections have edged higher in this latest move. Between Sunday and Sunday night, the latest local NWS forecast for our area is now for 5 to […]

Winter storm watch issued for Sunday; significant snow accumulation expected

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Sunday in a part of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch will be in effect from 6 a.m. Sunday to midnight Monday. From 3 to 5 inches of snow could accumulate during the storm watch period. Exactly where the heaviest snow will fall […]

Snow likely Friday night into Saturday morning

It looks like we should get some real accumulating snow Friday night and Saturday morning, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Snow is likely to start around midnight and is expected to continue through at least 9 a.m., Saturday. When it’s all over, we could have two inches on the ground. If you’re […]

Colder, windy Wednesday; snow Thursday night-Friday

It will be cold and feel even colder Wednesday as lower air temps combine with wind chill to make it actually feel a little like winter. And then it looks like snow. Wednesday’s high temperature should reach 41, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. But wind of 15 mph with gusts as high […]

Wind advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. During this period, southeast winds from 25 to 35 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph are expected. The effects of such […]

Dry and a bit warmer weather forecast for trick or treat hours

Local weather should be dry and a little warmer than lately today when most communities hold their trick or treat hours, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Bristol, Twin Lakes, Randall and Paddock Lake have designated trick or treat hours Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Salem Lakes’ designated hours are 4 to 8 […]

Wind advisory issued; snow showers possible

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory goes into effect at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to last until 6 p.m. Northwest winds from 25 to 35 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph are forecast during this period. Also in […]

Fox River drops below flood stage

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge has dropped below flood stage. At 7 a.m., the river was at 10.98 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect, at least for now. It was last updated at 3 a.m., when the river was still over […]

Fox River receding; recent crest in Top 10

The Fox River is receding steadily and may be under flood stage by Sunday evening, says the latest, local National Weather Service river forecast. At 6 p.m., the river measured at 12.43 feet at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. A NWS flood warning remains in effect. The crest for this event […]

Frost advisory issued; cooler temps for next week

You might want to make a last harvest of your remaining garden vegetables sometime today. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Kenosha County. Widespread frost is expected Thursday night, with the advisory in effect from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m., Friday. It won’t just be cold one night. A trend of […]

Fox River holding steady; crest forecast lowered

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge is holding steady at just a little bit above 13 feet. At 4 a.m. Tuesday, the river was at 13.02 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The latest National Weather Service river forecast calls for a crest of 13.9 feet early Friday morning. That crest […]

Fox River tops 12 feet, still on the rise

The Fox River has topped 12 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge and is still on the rise. At 5 a.m., the river measured at 12.18 feet. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. A crest of 13.1 feet is forecast for the very early hours of Friday morning. Meanwhile, there […]

Warm, wet Wednesday in forecast

A warmer day than we have had lately is in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for Wednesday. The NWS says the high hereabouts should reach 81. While there will be a 30 percent chance of rain Wednesday during the day, there will be an 80 percent chance of showers — maybe even a […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Fox River, as measured at the New Munster gauge. At 9 p.m. Monday, the river was at 10.35 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. Flood stage is forecast to be reached by 7 a.m., Wednesday. The river is expected to crest at […]

Frost advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect from 3 to 8 a.m., Saturday. Low temperatures are expected in the mid 30s. Among the effects of frost is “sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered,” says NWS. Share13 Tweet […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has extended the area covered by a severe thunderstorm watch to include Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening […]

Thunderstorms Tuesday night; cooler temps after that

Thunderstorms are likely Tuesday night, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. The storms are most likely to arrive between 7 and 10 p.m. We could see a quarter to a half an inch of rain. There is a slight chance the storm will be severe. After that, high temperatures for the balance of the […]

Cooler temps in forecast for next week

Yesterday should be the last we will see of temperatures in the 80s, at least for the next week. After a balmy Thursday, the National Weather Service latest, local forecast calls for temperatures to drop starting Friday.  For example, at 7 a.m., the temperature should be about 72. By 7 p.m., that temperature is forecast […]

Hot Monday then rain may return?

Summer of 2018, in its waning days, appears to be making the best of what little time it has left. Monday’s high temperature is forecast to reach 88, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Temperatures will cool somewhat after that, with highs in the high 70s to mid 80s forecast for the balance […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for Kenosha County. The local advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Visibility may be reduced to a quarter of a mile or less during this period. For those of you commuting this morning, Racine County and Walworth County also are included in this dense […]

Wet Wednesday, then cooler temps

Wednesday should be another wet day, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. After that, temperatures should be a bit cooler for a stretch, with highs in the high 60s to low 70s. Wednesday’s rain is most likely to come this afternoon, with the greatest chance between 4 and 6 p.m. and then again […]

Chance of rain throughout Labor Day weekend

A chance of rain and thunderstorms runs through the entire Labor Day weekend National Weather Service forecast. The greatest chance of rain and a thunderstorm is Saturday, at 80 percent. Rain is most likely in the morning and then again in the evening. Sunday is the least likely day to see rain, just 30 percent, […]

Hot and stormy Tuesday in forecast

Tuesday should be another hot day, finished off with some storm weather, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Actually Tuesday is starting out with a little rain, but that is expected to clear for most of the day. High temperatures are expected to reach 87 with a high dewpoint and other conditions pushing […]

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