Easter Weekend Forecast

Not a very nice start to the Easter Weekend. Showers and storms rumble through this evening. Can’t rule out some small hail in the elevated storms. Elevated storms are thunderstorms that get their lift from above the surface. This happens in Southeast Wisconsin a lot. The easterly wind makes it very stable at the surface, but warmer air aloft helps initiate the storms as the low-level jet brings the moisture over the colder air.

The good news is that the storms will push out of here rapidly leaving a nice weekend ahead. Check out the visible satellite image from 7pm. Note the nice clearing in Nebraska and Iowa. That heads our way for the weekend.

Saturday will be the warmer of the two weekend days, but it will be breezy. Westerly winds will keep any lake breeze away so all areas will warm into the upper 50s with plenty of sun. Here is the Saturday forecast across the state.

I would not be surprised if some areas touch 60 on Saturday. This will be the warmer of the two weekend days. Sunday will start out sunny. Easter egg hunts could actually be done outside. More clouds will move in as Sunday goes on. The big difference between Saturday and Sunday is the wind direction. The wind on Sunday will be east or northeast. That means it will be cooler everywhere, but especially near the lake. Here is the statewide forecast.

Monday and Tuesday will bring another chance of rain, but just try to enjoy the nice weekend ahead. Happy Easter.



3 Responses

  1. Friday, April 22, 2011 9:12 pm

    Rainfall report: As of 9pm. Total = 0.38 inches. Sky occasionally being lit up by ‘distant’ lightning – no thunder heard. Light mist & light fog. Light east wind. Will see about posting a final total sometime tomorrow.

    Tony (Pl. Prairie)

    • Thanks, Tony. We appreciate it.


  2. Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:13 am

    Rainfall report: Final total for this storm = 0.59 inches.

    Tony (Pl. Prairie)

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