*A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through this morning for Price, Ashland, and Iron Counties. Locally heavy rainfall on top of saturated soils could lead to minor flooding in some cases. Please be extra cautious in flood prone areas.
Today: Partly or mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms re-developing during the afternoon. High: 74. Wind: SE~5 to SW~10
Wednesday: Cloudy and cooler with a good chance of showers. High: 64. Wind: North~5 becoming NNE~10
We had another good night of rain in the area and once again we avoided any significant severe weather. We have been lucky to not have much severe weather so far this year. It was way too cold for severe weather for most of the Spring, then when the warm weather developed, the storms haven't gotten out of control. Don't get complacent though, as you can see what has happened in other parts of the country.
We will have another chance of storms for today, developing mainly during the afternoon and early evening. The chance of severe weather is low but some of the storms could produce some hail or brief gusty winds. Temps will be above normal once again but not as warm as the last two days. Most locations will have high temps in the 70s and it will still be a bit humid. Folks in the northwestern part of the state should also be on the look-out for some minor flooding in spots. Cloudy and cooler weather will develop for tonight and Wednesday. Showers will still be likely and high temps will only be in the 60s.
More sunshine will return later this week and temps will be a little below normal. The mercury will remain in the 60s for Thursday and Friday under mainly sunny skies. High pressure settling into the area Thursday night into Friday morning will cause winds to become light and the temperature to plummet. It looks like a good chance of frost in low-lying areas, and in the northwoods. Even in the city, low temps could drop into the mid 30s on Friday morning. A slight chance of frost will develop in the northeastern part of the area (north and east of Marathon county on Saturday morning, and then we should be mostly done with frost for the rest of the early growing season.
The big Memorial Day weekend is looking fairly decent weather-wise. We will have partly or mostly cloudy skies developing, and high temps will only reach the mid to upper 60s, but the chances of rain are low. Right now I am only forecasting a 20% chance of showers on Sunday. On Monday (Memorial Day) the chance of showers or a thunderstorm will rise to 30% but right now it looks like that will be later in the day.
Have a swell Tuesday! Meteorologist Justin Loew, 4:02 a.m., 21-May-2013
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