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Brrrrrr! A cold early November night forecast

There’s a startling low temperature in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for tonight — which is just Nov.7/8. 10. The temperature is expected to drop to 10. That overnight low actually should be reached about 6 a.m., Friday morning. With a start like that, it’s almost hard to believe the NWS expects the […]

Little bit of snow on the way

Our area should be getting a little bit of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Tuesday night we could see less than a half inch of snow, probably starting after 2 a.m. That could continue through Wednesday morning with perhaps a bit more than a half inch, but […]

Snow update Halloween 2019: 3 more inches

The snow did significantly lighten up just before 3 p.m., like the National Weather Service forecast said it should. That left some time for measuring snow and clearing the driveway, walk and porch for trick or treaters. Measuring snow was tricky. The wind had caused some drifting and readings varied widely around the grounds of […]

Snow update: 1.5 inches overnight

At about 7:30 a.m., Thursday, we measured 1.5 inches of snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake since snow began falling last night. Were you dreaming of a white Halloween? The degree to which snow is sticking is varying by surface, but the above measurement came from our snowiest measuring spot. The latest, local National […]

Snow forecast for Halloween; winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service says we may have a white holiday — it’s just not the holiday you usually expect. The latest, local NWS forecast says Western Kenosha County could receive 1 inch of snow overnight Wednesday and another 1 to 3 inches of snow Thursday. Have you been dreaming of a white Halloween? The […]

Maybe snow, but no accumulation, says latest forecast

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast still says we could see some rain turning to snow overnight or early Tuesday morning but now says no accumulation is expected. Earlier forecasts had called for perhaps a measurable amount of snow well below an inch. Now the first accumulation may come Wednesday, about half an inch. […]

A little snow in forecast for Monday night-Tuesday morning

The first measurable snow of the season is expected to come to Western Kenosha County Monday night and Tuesday morning, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. There’s a 100 percent chance of snow (which may have started as rain) Monday night, with a half inch of accumulation. Once it’s started, there may be […]

Wind advisory extended

A National Weather Service wind advisory has been extended to 7 p.m., Tuesday for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. During the advisory period, southwest winds at 20 to 25 mph with gusts of 40 to 45 mph are expected. Motorists are advised that winds of this speed can have an effect on driving, […]

Wind advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for a portion of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect until 3 p.m., Tuesday. Winds from the southwest of 20 to 25 mph with gusts of 40 to 45 mph are expected during the advisory period. Says the NWS: […]

Rainy Monday, maybe Tuesday in forecast

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast says rain is virtually certain Monday and might continue on Tuesday. The 100 percent chance of rain (accompanied by a lesser chance of that developing into a thunderstorm) on Monday is strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. We could receive about a third of an inch of […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for some counties in Wisconsin near Lake Michigan, including Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect until 10 p.m. Visibility during this period may be reduced to a quarter of a mile or less, especially closer to Lake Michigan. Share10Tweet10 Shares

Freeze warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Saturday morning for Kenosha County. The warning is set to be in effect from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m., Saturday. Our local low temperatures is forecast to dip to 30. Says the NWS: A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These […]

Temps to take a chilly dip

Temperatures are going to get noticeably chillier Friday, and stay colder for the foreseeable future, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for Western Kenosha County. The change will be abrupt on Friday. The high for the day should come at about 7 a.m., at 65 degrees. By 1 p.m., it should be 49. […]

Fox River slips under 13 feet; flood warning remains in effect

The Fox River has slipped under 13 feet on its slow retreat. At 5 a.m., the river was measuring at 12.94 feet at the New Munster gauge. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. The current NWS forecast calls for the river to take its time receding below flood stage of 11 feet. […]

Fox River crests; receding slowly

The Fox River appears to have crested and is receding slowly. The river crested Friday morning at 13.63 feet. At 7 p.m., the river was measuring at 13.55 feet at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. There is more rain in the latest, […]

Cool Friday in forecast

A cool Friday should usher in a round of cooler temperatures for the next week, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Friday’s high temperature is expected to reach just 57. Friday’s low temperature will be 46. Looking ahead, high temps for the next seven days are expected to be in the low 60s, […]

Fox River still rising; flood watch remains in effect

The Fox River continues to rise toward a noteworthy crest. At 6 p.m., the river was measuring at 13.49 feet at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. A flood warning remains in effect. The river is expected to reach a crest of 13.9 feet Friday evening, says the current National Weather Service […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River. The river has risen about 1 foot over the last 24 hours. As of 7 a.m. it was measuring at 10.9 feet, as measured at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. The current forecast calls for the river to […]

Heavy rain may bring flooding says forecasts

The Fox River may reach flood stage again this week after a round of anticipated heavy rain early this week. The National Weather Service has issued a hydrologic outlook that says rain over Tuesday and Wednesday could leave the area with enough rain to cause flooding. The forecast for the Fox as measured at the […]

Fox River forecast for another crest above flood stage

A rainy weekend has the National Weather Service forecasting the Fox River, as measured at the New Munster gauge, cresting again above flood stage this week. The river had been receding and dropped below flood stage of 11 feet on Friday morning. Rain Saturday and Sunday has reversed that trend and the river has been […]

Rain possible Saturday, expected Sunday; flash flood watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Kenosha County with more sizable rain expected this weekend. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain Saturday, mostly this afternoon. That will segue into a 100 percent chance of heavy rain tonight and an 80 percent chance of rain Sunday. All told, we may […]

Fox River under flood stage; flood warning removed

The Fox River has dropped under flood stage and the National Weather Service has cancelled a flood warning for the river. The river as measured at the New Munster gauge dropped below flood stage of 11 feet Friday morning. At 2 p.m., the river was at 10.84 feet. There is more rain in the local […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The fog outside Monday night apparently is expected to stick around for a while. The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for Kenosha County until 10 a.m., Tuesday. During this period, visibility may be “as low as a quarter mile to near zero,” the advisory says. Share5Tweet5 Shares

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from midnight to 10 a.m. Monday. Visibility of a quarter mile or “much less” is possible during this period. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Flood warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 9:30 a.m. Typically, flood warnings are issued here related to the level of the Fox RIver, but the text of this warning is more general and includes mentions of areas not affected by the Fox directly. It […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for areas of Wisconsin and Michigan that includes Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect until 10 p.m. Chief concerns for this storm are wind gusts to 70 mph, hail and frequent lightning. UPDATE about 9:30 p.m. — NWS has now issued […]

Rain, maybe storm, Thursday evening

We may see some rain and maybe a thunderstorm Thursday evening, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area. Rain could appear between 4 and 9 p.m. and is most likely between 5 and 6 p.m. Thursday’s high temperature is expected to reach 82. Looking ahead, there’s also a 50 percent chance […]

Rainy Monday; dry rest of the work week

It’s rainy on Monday morning and it should rain the rest of the day, but that should be it for precipitation through Friday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Rain is expected to fall much of the day on Monday. There will be a lesser chance of rain starting at about 4 p.m. […]

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 […]

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