Peak Wind Gusts & Chilly Days Ahead

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog!  Weather conditions have been all over the place in the past 36 hours.  From daytime highs near 90 on Thursday, to wind gusts of 50+ mph, and now overnight lows tumbling through the 40s.  As I like to say, welcome to Wisconsin!

The gusty winds that occurred across the region Thursday Night and Friday did knock out power in some areas, and also damaged the huge inflatable pumpkin at State Fair Park.  This is a picture of the, well, deflated pumpkin Friday afternoon.

Here is a look at the peak wind gusts(mph) across southeast Wisconsin.

  • Milwaukee  54
  • Racine  46
  • Kenosha  46
  • Waukesha  46
  • Sheboygan  45
  • West Bend  43
  • Fond du Lac  39


The intense low pressure center that brought the wild weather to the Midwest and Great Lakes took on the classic ‘comma’ shape on the visible satellite today.  The low pressure center is located in the comma head, while the clouds in the tail are along the cold front.  Below is the visible satellite image from around 2:15 p.m. Friday.  Pretty cool!

With a counter-clockwise flow around the low, northwest winds will pull in cooler air for the weekend.  It will be a drastic change after seeing highs near 90 on Thursday!  So how cool?

High temperatures will likely be around 60 degrees both Saturday and Sunday.  Now if those are the highs, you know that morning lows will be chilly…in the 40s here in Milwaukee!  With clear skies and light winds to start Sunday morning, a few spots well inland could start off in the 30s! 

Below is a forecast temperature map valid at 7 a.m. Sunday morning.  Notice the pockets of 30s that touches parts of our viewing area.  Just click on the map to enlarge. 

Quiet weather should prevail for the weekend, so enjoy any and all outdoor activities that you have planned.  Just remember to check in with WISN 12 News for the updates all weekend long!

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Nelson


2 Responses

  1. I do love it when these low pressure systems take that classic shape. It makes it easier to pick out where the center is, and it reminds me winter’s coming back.

    • Robert,

      No!!!!!!!!!! Let’s wait on winter:)


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