Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMKX 170851
Wisconsin Weather Summary
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
250 AM CST Tue Jan 17 2017
Precipitation in the form of a mixture of rain, freezing rain, sleet
and a little snow pushed north into southern Wisconsin late Sunday
night. A slow northward push of this precipitation continued
through the day Monday. Precipitation amounts by the end of the day
Monday ranged from around 1/2 inch in the southern counties near the
Illinois border to just a few hundredths of an inch in central
Wisconsin. No precipitation occurred in about the northern third of
the state where there was partial sunshine during the morning hours.
High temperatures Monday were mainly in the lower 30s ranging from
26 at Rice Lake to 37 at Ashland and La Crosse. The normal high
temperatures for mid-January are in the 20s.
Winds in northern Wisconsin were light and variable all day. Winds
in the southern two-thirds of the state started out light and
variable but trended easterly 5 to 15 miles an hour by afternoon.
A mixture of rain, freezing rain and sleet continued in about the
southern two-thirds of Wisconsin Monday evening. Temperatures
dropped off into the upper teens to mid 20s in the far north with
30s prevalent for much of the state.
Low pressure over northeast Illinois will pull away from the area
today. Any lingering rain, light snow or mixed precipitation will
diminish from west to east as the low pressure system moves farther
away from the region.
Dry conditions will return for Wednesday and Thursday along with
above normal temperatures.