Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMKX 240946
WISCONSIN WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
446 AM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016
High pressure moved east of Wisconsin allowing southerly winds to
push warmer air into the state. High temperatures Monday ranged
from 70 at Manitowoc...near cool Lake Michigan...to 88 at La
Crosse. The normal high temperatures for this time of year are in
the upper 60s and lower 70s.
The temperature of 88 degrees at La Crosse was 4 degrees away from
tying the record high for May 23.
Skies were mostly sunny in about the southeast half of Wisconsin.
Skies in northwest Wisconsin started out sunny Monday morning but
became mostly cloudy by afternoon. Scattered showers moved
northeast out of Minnesota into about the northwest one-third of
Wisconsin by mid-afternoon. The highest rainfall amount noted
during the afternoon was about 4/10 inch /0.41 in./ at Ashland.
Winds Monday were south to southwest and increased to 10 to 20 miles
an hour...with some gusts to 25 to 30 miles an hour in the afternoon.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms affected roughly the northwest
half of Wisconsin overnight. Skies were mostly clear to partly
cloudy elsewhere across the state. Winds were mainly light
through the night. Low temperatures ranged from the mid and upper
50s east, to the low 60s west-central.
Showers and thunderstorms will be likely at times through the rest
of the week and into the weekend as multiple low pressure systems
move through the region. A few of the storms could be strong to
severe over the next couple days.
Above normal temperatures are expected to continue into the
weekend, though cooler temperatures are possible at times near
the Great Lakes.