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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 set to be in effect until 1 p.m. A special weather statement from NWS says: At 719 AM CDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Juneau to near […]

Chance of rain Monday, then a dry week ahead

If we’re going to get rain this week, it’s probably going to be on Monday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Rain is most likely to fall between 7 and 9 a.m. Monday. The chance of a thunderstorm is slight. The skies will be partly cloudy Tuesday and then sunny through Sunday. It […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

At 12:40 p.m., 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. Damaging winds and large hail are the primary threats from this storm. An excessive heat warning continues to also be in effect […]

Still hot; storms now more likely

Saturday’s forecast is still hot enough for the National Weather Service to keep an excessive heat warning in effect for Saturday. The warning is now set to be in effect until 8 p.m., Saturday. The high temperature Saturday is expected to reach 92 with a heat index of 107 possible. Here’s info about how to […]

Excessive heat warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The warning replaces the previously issued heat advisory and is set to be in effect from 10 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m., Saturday. Details for Friday’s forecast look similar to what they have been for the […]

Heat advisory revised

The National Weather Service has revised a heat advisory that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is now set to be in effect from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday. The original advisory was to begin Thursday and last later into Friday. Says the NWS: A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is […]

Extreme heat tips offered; cooling centers listed

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is offering tips for dealing with the extreme heat expected in our area over the next couple of days. A National Weather Service heat advisory is in effect for our area from noon, Thursday to 11 p.m., Friday. Tips for staying safe during extreme heat offered by KCSD are: Stay […]

Rain, then heat

Western Kenosha County should see some stormy weather before the hot weather we have all been anticipating. There’s an 80 percent chance of a thunderstorm before noon, Thursday. Radar at 5:21 a.m. shows a large storm system bearing down on our area from the west. After the rain it will be time to consider the […]

Heat advisory issued for Thursday-Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory issue set to be in effect from 2 p.m., Thursday through 11 p.m., Friday. The high temperature Thursday is expected to reach 93 with a heat index as high as 106 possible. Friday’s high is […]

Hot Wednesday, cooler Thursday

Wednesday will be a hot one, with the high temperature reaching 90 degrees and feeling even warmer, says the latest local National Weather service forecast. The heat index Wednesday could get as high as 96. Dewpoint could top out at 74. Bu the swelter won’t last long. Temperatures will start dropping significantly Wednesday evening, bottoming […]

Thunderstorm might affect part of the area

At 4:48 p.m., the National Weather Service is saying a strong thunderstorm may hit the eastern part of Western Kenosha County, including Paddock Lake and Bristol. At 4:44 p.m., the storm was centered over Union Grove. Wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph are possible with this storm, says a NWS special weather statement. Allen […]

Sunday weather could include storm

The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of a strong line of storms coming through the area Sunday. Our area looks like it could be affected from late morning to early afternoon: ShareTweet0 Shares

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area that includes Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m. This line of storms is producing winds of up to 60 mph. Here some video showing the wind just before the rain started in Paddock Lake at about 5:50 p.m. […]

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 in effect until 9 p.m. UPDATE 6:11 p.m. — The watch has been cancelled. Share24Tweet24 Shares

Stretch of 80 degree temps starts Tuesday

The first stretch of 80 degree plus weather this year is forecast to start Tuesday and continue through at least this weekend, says the National Weather Service. The streak starts with a high of 83 on Tuesday. The highest highs look to be Thursday and Friday with 85. By Sunday, it still will be about […]

Rainy, cooler morning

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast says it should rain this morning in Western Kenosha County — a 90 percent chance. Rain is most likely between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. The temperature is not expected to reach 70, topping out at about 66. Looking out a little further, there’s likely more rain coming […]

Foggy morning

Western Kenosha County is experiencing patchy fog Tuesday morning. The fog is expected to dissipate by 9 a.m. To the south, in Lake County, Illinois, there’s a dense fog advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Visibility in the advisory area may be less than a quarter of a mile. ShareTweet0 Shares

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 […]

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