Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMKX 311002
WISCONSIN WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
502 AM CDT WED AUG 31 2016
Showers and thunderstorms fired during the afternoon ahead of a
cold front across southeastern Wisconsin. Some of these storms
produced very heavy rain, resulting in localized flooding.
Cooler and drier air began spreading into northwest Wisconsin
behind the front, with high pressure building in from the
northwest. High temperatures ranged from the mid 70s in northwest
Wisconsin, to the lower 80s in southeast Wisconsin.
The cold front moved southeast through southern Wisconsin, which
was accompanied by some middle to high clouds. Northwest winds
behind the front continued to bring cooler and drier air
southeastward across the state.
Mostly clear skies were observed elsewhere across Wisconsin, with
patchy fog. Temperatures so far ranged from the middle 40s across
northern Wisconsin, to the middle 60s across southern Wisconsin.
North winds will continue to bring cooler and less humid
conditions across the region today. Partly cloudy skies are
expected this afternoon in northern Wisconsin, with mostly clear
skies elsewhere. Highs are forecast into the lower to middle 70s
in most areas.
High pressure is then forecast to slide slowly southeast across
the Western Great Lakes region tonight into Friday night. Some
lake effect clouds will affect far eastern Wisconsin and
northeast Illinois tonight into Thursday. A few sprinkles or
showers may occur in northeast Illinois as well. Lows should range
from the middle 40s to the middle 50s.
Otherwise, expect quiet weather into Saturday across the region.
Chances for showers and storms will return by Sunday and linger
into early next week. Temperatures will warm to above seasonal
normals by early next week.