A Little Sunshine & Another Storm

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog.  A quick burst of snow on Saturday reminded us that snow is possible well into the month of May in Wisconsin.  The snow today didn’t last long, but did stick on grassy surfaces in some areas.

Below is a picture from Franklin where slushy snow stuck on decks and grassy surfaces.

Franklin, Wisconsin Snow April 16

With the snow now gone the focus shifts to Sunday and beyond.  The good news for Sunday is that some sunshine is in the forecast and slightly milder temperatures.  While upper 40s are nothing to brag about, it will be an improvement over the snow from Saturday.

Below are the forecast temperatures at 4 p.m. Sunday from the RPM computer model.  This has mid to upper 40s in most areas.

RPM Temperatures April 17

The sunshine and dry weather won’t last long.  Another potentially wet storm will begin to take aim at the region early this week.  Low pressure will begin to organize to our south, and showers are possible in southeast Wisconsin already on Monday. 

As the warm air tries to push north Monday night and Tuesday thunderstorms will be possible.  Below is the RPM surface forecast map at 4 p.m. Tuesday.  This keeps our area in the cool, showery weather. 

RPM Tuesday April 17

I do think another severe weather outbreak is possible with this storm, but if our area stays on the ‘cool’ side of the storm the nasty storms would stay south of Wisconsin.  One model does bring the low in southern Wisconsin.  If this plays out late Tuesday or Tuesday night some stronger storms would be possible.  But right now I’ll hold off judgement and just keep showers and t-storms in the forecast from Monday through the first half of Wednesday.

A break from severe weather would be nice…over the past 3 days there have been 214 reports of tornadoes in the U.S.!

Make sure to check out WISN 12 News for the latest data and updated 7 day forecast.  If you are looking for an extended period of dry weather with above average temperatures…it is going to be at least a week or more wait.

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson


One Response

  1. Certainly a lot of reports. I will wait until the SPC finishes their QA on the data before really considering it. I am positive with the attention this storm garnered that many reports are duplicates of the same storm.

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