Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMKX 180935
WISCONSIN WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
435 AM CDT TUE OCT 18 2016
A warm and humid airmass prevailed across the region, ahead of
surface low pressure approaching from the southwest. Showers and
thunderstorms, some strong, affected portions of northern
Wisconsin during the late afternoon and evening. Rainfall amounts
in these areas ranged from around a quarter of an inch, to over
two inches in the stronger storms.
High temperatures ranged from around 60 in northwest Wisconsin,
to the lower 80s in far southern Wisconsin.
Low pressure gathered strength as it shifted northeast of the
region. The low brought a cold front southeast into the southeast
half of Wisconsin. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms were
observed across the northwest half of Wisconsin.
Mostly cloudy skies were observed over most of northern and
western Wisconsin, with mostly clear skies across portions of
southern and east central Wisconsin. Breezy southwest winds
continued ahead of the front, with west to northwest winds behind
Temperatures so far ranged from the upper 40s to lower 50s in
northwest Wisconsin, to the lower to mid 70s in southeast
A cold front will exit to the southeast of the region today. Weak
high pressure will then build into the region, lingering tonight
into Wednesday. Clouds over the region this morning will move out
by early this afternoon. Highs will range from the upper 50s to
lower 60s in northern Wisconsin. Temperatures will fall into the
middle to upper 60s in southern and east central Wisconsin.
Clouds will move into the region later tonight into Wednesday.
Lows tonight will range from the upper 30s to upper 40s in
northern Wisconsin, to the middle to upper 40s in southern
Some clouds, along with small chances for showers, are forecast in
portions of southern Wisconsin Wednesday night into Thursday.
Better chances for rain will be found in northern Illinois. Cooler
temperatures are expected Thursday into Friday across the region.