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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog. If you missed yesterday’s blog entry I encourage you to check it out right below today’s. Yesterday we discussed how I believe the weather pattern is repeating, and what this means heading into April.
Today it is time to focus on a strong cold front headed our way for Thursday, and also discuss the new WISN.com!
Wednesday will signal the end of our mild stretch of weather in Southeast Wisconsin once the sun sets. A cold front will race across the region on Thursday morning pushing cold temperatures and very windy conditions into our area. Get ready for a big change! Below is a surface forecast map from the HPC showing the cold front clearing our viewing area 7 a.m. Thursday. Just click on the map to enlarge.
High temperatures will likely occur early Thursday morning before the winds begin to howl off the chilly Lake Michigan waters. And when I say howl…I’m talking northeast winds of 15-30mph! There will be wind gusts that top 30 mph. Temperatures will fall back into the 30s around midday in all locations.
Below is the latest temperature forecast from the NAM. This shows the cold air pouring in near the lake at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The 35 degree line is right on top of Milwaukee…while farther west around Madison the 40 degree line resides.
The combination of gusty winds and falling temperatures will produce wind chill values around 20-25 degrees on Thursday. It will be a very blustery afternoon! You may want to grab a heavier coat before leaving for work or school on Thursday.
The one piece of good news is that milder weather will return to Southeast Wisconsin by Saturday.
When you logged on to WISN.com today you may have noticed a slight change…a new look and improved website. The new WISN.com is easier to navigate, has more video, and also has a link to the Weather Watch 12 blog on the front page! To access the front page blog link just click on the arrow next to weather. A drop down menu will let you select from Interactive Radar, Almanac, Severe Weather, and the Weather Watch 12 blog. These are just a handful of the options! Check it out!
Also, with our recent mild days many tulips and other plants and flowers are beginning to grow or develop buds. I have also seen many robins back from their winter break. If you snap a picture of any of these or other signs of Spring please upload your pictures to our U-Local section. Here are the very simple details…
Don’t forget if you have a question or thought please leave it in the comments section. Have a great day!