Cool! Appleton set a new record low for July 3rd with 46 degrees! The normal low is 58. It was cool all over northeast Wisconsin.
It’ll warm into the mid 70s today and will be a great night for the fireworks in Appleton, Shawano and other locations. Great for tomorrow’s Fire Over the Fox in Green Bay too.
Expect lots of sunshine and low humidity for the Fourth of July events. If you’re running in the Firecracker 5K in Kaukauna tomorrow morning at 8am, temperature will be near 61 degrees with sunny skies. The high will reach into the mid to upper 70s.
Hurricane Arthur is churning up the east coast and will impact the outer banks of North Carolina tonight into tomorrow morning as a category 1 or 2 hurricane. Wind speeds of 85 mph are possible but it looks like it will not make landfall. Next up for Arthur as it moves to the north is a glancing blow to New England Friday night. For the latest information on the first Atlantic hurricane of 2014 click here.
Parts of NE Wisconsin are under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon/evening. Counties in the Fox 11 viewing area under the risk are Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Waushara.
The main risk from these storms will be large hail and damaging winds. A warm front will trigger thunderstorms Sunday late afternoon/ early evening.
These storms will originate in Iowa and Illinois and move northeast into Wisconsin. Stormy weather is expected to continue Sunday night and into Monday. Much of NE Wisconsin is under a slight risk for severe storms Monday.
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Strong or severe thunderstorms are possible today but the best chance will be this evening and into tonight. At 8 am most of the state is under a “slight” risk of severe weather with the main threats being large hail and damaging wind. The storms will diminish after midnight. Notice in the map below that parts of Iowa and Minnesota are under a “moderate” threat. Thunderstorms are expected to develop in this area this afternoon and move northeast this evening and tonight into our area.
Things will heat up today with temperatures pushing into the 70s…the first time since October 12th of last year. That’s more than six months!
Temperatures will continue above normal for the next few days and it is looking good for the weekend with mostly sunny skies on Saturday and a chance of showers in the afternoon on Mother’s Day Sunday.
Spring warmth (70s) may bring severe thunderstorms to parts of Wisconsin this week.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted Southwest Wisconsin for a risk for severe weather on Day 5, (D5 is the secret government code for Thursday). On Monday it will be D4, Tuesday D3……
While NE Wisconsin is not in the highlighted area, we could also have severe storms; at this point large hail will be the most likely threat.
What do you need to do now? Make sure you have a weather radio; it acts like a personal tornado siren for severe weather. Weather radios are an inexpensive way to save your life when damaging weather moves in; every family should have one. If you already have a weather radio, make sure it has new batteries inside.
Also, let your family know that storms Thursday could be severe. By planting that seed of information people will pay closer attention to the weather. At Fox 11 we don’t want anyone caught off guard by life threatening storms.
For the latest weather information tune into Good Day Wisconsin 5-9am and Fox 11 News @ 5pm and 9pm. And of course you can get weather information 24/7 here at Fox11online.com
Another record to show just how cold it has been this winter may have fallen (it’ll be a record with an asterisk at this point). Last night (Wednesday) in Green Bay the temperature dropped to -11° shortly before midnight. Then at 3:30 am this morning the temperature plummeted to -15°. The official numbers aren’t in yet from the National Weather Service but that if it holds that would propel us into the number one spot for number of days below -10. Even if that isn’t the case, the record has at least been tied. The record for most days below zero keeps growing with another 2 days added because of the negative numbers reached yesterday and this morning. This may be the final hurrah as warmer weather moves in and sticks around for the next 7 days. So yes it has been cold and; most of us want it to end but at least we have the distinction of making it through one of the coldest winters on record! Feel proud!
The forecast is like a “broken record” (remember those old 45s you used to put on your spindle) and this winter will be known as one that keeps breaking records. The low this morning in Green Bay dropped to -24°-the coldest temperature in 18 years and the ninth coldest day ever recorded since we started keeping records in 1886; a span of 46,387 days. The wind chill was -37 at one point this morning and it felt every bit of that on the weather deck. Now that meteorological winter is over (December, January & February) it turned out to be the second coldest ever and we keep adding to the record of days below zero. In addition, as of this morning the Great Lakes were 90.5% frozen which is the most ice-covered since 1994 when they were 90.7% iced over. Check out the records below and think warm thoughts. (Thanks to the National Weather Service in Green Bay for official records)