Active Weather Pattern Will bring Chances for Rain, Snow to Wisconsin
By Justin Poublon
October 19, 2020 - 12:12 PM CST | 311 0
An active pattern is developing over the next 10 days [Oct 19 - 28] that looks to bring chances for rain and snow to Wisconsin.
TUESDAY NIGHT [OCT 20]
A mid level short wave will drive a region of snow, possibly mixed with rain at times...through the north starting late Tuesday afternoon. 2-5" of accumulating snow is likely from Minneapolis to Turtle Lake to Eau Claire. Read More.
THURSDAY into FRI AM [OCT 22-23]
A stronger low pressure system is expected to track further north than previous storm events with mainly rain - perhaps a thunderstorm on Thursday. Thunderstorm events have struggled to pan out in 2020 and approaching this setup with continued skepticism. Will be watching the severe weather risk to the west in Minnesota & Iowa Thursday afternoon. The timing is not favorable for severe storms in Wisconsin [frontal passage FRI AM] however should something get organized it could enter western Wisconsin Thursday night. Tomorrow will have a better read as short range models start to pick it up.
SUN PM - TUESDAY NEXT WEEK [OCT 25-27]
Models show another chance for snow/rain. This system looks weak with minor impact (snow or rain) however the GFS does keep the chance for rain/snow - at the very least nearby - for several days early next week. Perhaps trending north into Wisconsin or off to the south as we get closer? We are at the edge of the forecast period where predictability & confidence is much lower. We'll see how it looks as we get closer. I don't think this will be a major system but you never know!
Just enough to keep things interesting over the next 10 days. We'll see if anything becomes more serious.
Have a great day!