Cool. If we were to experience average readings this week, we would need daytime highs around 60 and overnight lows near 35. Unfortunately, much of our time the next few days will be below average. On the flipside, our threat of severe weather will remain low and pesky bugs will be mininal.
Here’s a look at this week’s forecast. For a current, up-to-date forecast, click HERE.
- Monday – Morning Rain/Snow, Highs: Low 40s
- Tuesday – Mostly Sunny, Highs: Upper 50s
- Wednesday – Showers Early, Partly Cloudy, Highs: Mid 60s
- Thursday – Mid-Day Showers, Highs: Near 50
- Friday – Partly Cloudy, Highs: Low 50s
- Saturday/Sunday – Mostly Sunny, Highs: 50s
Aside from Monday morning’s snow, the highlight this week will be showers and thunderstorms before dawn Wednesday morning.
Short-term, through Thursday… A mixed bag of weather is expected through Thursday, with periods of sun/clear sky and rain. Two low pressure systems will affect the area. The first, late Tuesday night, will kick up showers and isolated thunderstorms in the region, as a warm front lifts northeast. The following cold front may spark isolated showers Wednesday morning. In total, if the rain develops accordingly, the Chippewa Valley will pick up 1/10″ to 2/10″, or more. A second low will pass just south of Wisconsin Thursday, but close enough that mid-day showers will plague the area. The cloud cover and rain on Thursday will limit temperatures to the upper 40s and lower 50s.
Long-term, Friday and this weekend… An upper-level ridge will build into the middle of the country this weekend, keeping our sky relatively clear. This pattern will last into the first half of next week, according to the latest model runs. Temperatures will begin cool this weekend, but gradually improve above average by the start of next week.
Have a great day and keep it tuned for more from Beyond the Forecast…
This post was written by Nick Grunseth on April 17, 2012