Monster Storm Exits & Weekend ‘Treat’?

***Watch WISN 12 News for the latest on the weekend forecast!***

Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog!  The past few days brought severe weather, high winds, and colder weather to our region.  The record breaking storm is finally moving away, and some much needed calmer weather arrives for the Halloween weekend.

After experiencing tropical storm force winds in Milwaukee the past 2 days, the winds will gradually ease up by later Thursday.  But the past 2 days of strong winds will linger in the memories of many for a long time! 

The peak wind gusts at Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport hit 61 mph on both Tuesday and Wednesday!

The strong winds knocked out power, toppled trees, and rearranged lawn furniture across the area.  The picture below is pretty incredible.  It was posted on the U-Local section of  It shows a trampoline thrown onto a business sign.  I’m not sure where this picture was taken, but I emailed the person who posted it to find out. 

While our area saw severe weather, rain, and lots of wind…parts of the upper Midwest were dealing with the first snowstorm of the season!  Snow totals of 4 to 8 inches were common in the Arrowhead of Minnesota and also around Duluth.  The picture below from the Duluth News taken by Clinton Austin shows players at a high school football game in Hermantown earlier this week.  The heavy snow covered up a good part of the field during the game.  Awesome picture!

Moving forward, the focus will shift from the wind to chilly temperatures.  The cold air that produced the snow in the upper Midwest was slowly filtered into our region in a modified fashion.  Highs will be stuck in the 40s on Thursday, and maybe Friday too.

For the Halloween weekend, expect cool temperatures, but dry weather.  Daytime highs both Saturday and Sunday will range from the 50 to 55 degree range.  Sunday(Halloween) looks like a slightly cooler day than Saturday.

Below is a forecast temperature map for late Sunday afternoon.  Readings will fall back into the middle 40s in most areas as some kids are still trick-or-treating.  Just click on the map to enlarge.

If you have questions about the forecast heading into the weekend, make sure to watch WISN 12 News from 4:30-7:00am and again at 5, 6, & 10pm!  The blog is also interactive, so please leave your thoughts and questions in the comments section!

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson


2 Responses

  1. The storm was quite amazing. We had garbage cans flying about and downed branches. I saw some smaller-sized trees on the ground, too.

    It was a lot of fun to just listen to the heavy winds and grab a hot drink. This was an awesome wind storm….and low pressure system in general.


    • Chris,

      After a wild week, the weekend looks quiet! Good news for Halloween.


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