Saturday, February 16, 2013

Forecast dis. for Western/Northwestern WI.

Forecast concerns. 1 cold temps, 2 clipper system for Sunday through Tuesday, 3 cold temps again, 4 Possible major winter storm later in the upcoming work week.


For today….Won’t see temps climb no higher than the middle teens in our Central and Northern areas, even in my Southern areas temps will be hard pressed to get to the upper teens…High pressure over head, however we will see off and on flurries and light snow as an inversion seems to have setup throughout the FA….So we shall see partly to mostly cloudy skies with flurries and pockets of light snow showers…..With the clouds in place don’t look for temps to warm all that great….

Tonight…..With partly to mostly cloudy skies temps will remain in check, still we shall drop below zero most areas….Right now thinking is temps will be a few degrees warmer than last night, however areas that do see longer clear skies could drop to near this morning lows….

Sunday through Tuesday…..We see a clipper type system dropping into Northern MN….This will trek Eastwards along the MN border…..This could bring my Northern/Central areas an inch of snow, best moisture will remain North of the FA with flurries possible in my Southern areas through Tuesday morning….

Tuesday night through Wednesday…… Arctic high pressure is forecasted to setup camp in the FA….This will once again allow for colder temps, lows well below zero with highs in the lower to middle teens….Lows on Tuesday night will highly depend on how fast the clouds move out….

Thursday through Friday night…….The possibilities of a major winter storm for this time frame….Still a lot of things that need to be worked out……This will also depend on how blocked up the weather pattern becomes…..

How far South the dry air up in Ontario gets dragged into the system….Models have been playing the flip flopping game on this system and also offering different solutions, though they do agree on forming a blocking period. Either way looks like we will see snow through all of the FA…We will have a better handle on this as we near closer to the middle of next week…..