Unsettled But Warm Through Thursday (Updated 5 PM 10/24)

A warm southerly wind ahead of an approaching low pressure system and cold front will bring above normal temperatures to the area tonight and Thursday. The front will be stretched across far northwest Wisconsin overnight, and move east on Thursday. By early Thursday afternoon, we expect the front to stretch from northeast to southwest Wisconsin, exiting the southeast by early Thursday evening. Look for showers and thunderstorms to accompany this system as it moves through. Some of these storms could be strong with gusty winds. A few storms could also be severe over portions of western Wisconsin:

  Here are the regional radars showing where the showers and thunderstorms are located, and which way they are moving:

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Upper Mississippi Valley Radar Loop Central Great Lakes Radar Loop

The image below is the forecast high temperatures for Thursday. Note, temperatures west of Madison will likely be falling during the afternoon Thursday, due to the passage of the cold front. 


Highs Thursday

Here are the Storm Prediction Center's Outlooks through Thursday night (click for larger version): 

Overnight through early Thursday morning

Early Thursday morning through Thursday night

The front is slow moving, and will generate plenty of rainfall, especially over northwest Wisconsin:

For more weather information, see our Weather Briefing Page


NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

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