Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMKX 160959
WISCONSIN WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
359 AM CST Thu Feb 16 2017
With weak high pressure over the area, skies were partly sunny in
Wisconsin on Wednesday. The most sunshine was in the western
counties. Some snow flurries developed in the afternoon in eastern
parts of the state.
High temperatures Wednesday were in the lower 20s in northern
Wisconsin to the upper 30s in the south. The range of high
temperatures was 21 at Manitowish Waters to 38 at Lone Rock and
Boscobel. The normal high temperatures for mid-February are in the
upper 20s in the north to the lower 30s in the south.
Winds on Wednesday were northwest 10 to 20 miles an hour.
Skies were mostly cloudy overnight. Early morning temperatures
were in the 20s.
Dry weather is expected through the weekend, with our next chance
of precipitation arriving early next week.
Temperatures are headed upward, reaching levels more typical of
early April than mid to late February. Highs Friday through Monday
will be in the 40s north to the 50s across the south. We could
even see a few sites in the south climb into the 60s.
This dry and much warmer trend could raise the risk of grass
fires in snow-free regions and may result in a rapid breakup of
river and lake ice in some areas, especially central and southern