After the pop-up stormy weather from last weekend, the forecast is looking fantastic for this week. Mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 80's-mid 70's. River levels have rose following the rain but will continue to decline as the week progresses leading to more and more sandbars. Beautiful week to be out on the river!
Midwest forecast changed on a dime this weekend. Good weather was forecasted for the majority of the week for Saturday but we got some pop-up thunderstorms that came through our stretch of the river. The storms are forecasted to be over by 4pm and it should remain calm through the rest of the night. Chance of some pop up showers or scattered storms early Sunday around 8 or 9am. Make sure to check out our pages on river and storm safety on the trip planning tab at the top of the page.
Forecast is looking pretty great for the upcoming weekend. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are looking pretty clear with low 80s as the high. With the river levels remaining low, this weekend is shaping up to be a great time out on the river!
The forecast is finally looking pretty solidified now for Friday night through the rest of the weekend. Scattered storms are possible Friday night and will dissipate by early Saturday morning with scattered storms popping back up late Saturday afternoon. None of these storms will be severe, mainly just some bouts of rain and a little drizzle lingering afterwards. For those heading out on the river tomorrow make sure you pack some dry clothes and maybe some ponchos to keep the rain off. A little rain never hurt nobody!
Forecast seems to be getting more solid as we head into the weekend. Friday night seems to be the only time frame that is still undecided about storm activity. It looks like there will be a chance of some scattered thunderstorms coming through southern Wisconsin on Friday night. Saturday morning is currently forecasted to be calmer but thunderstorm chances pick back up later in the afternoon/evening. For those heading out on the river this weekend, make sure you read up on river and storm safety under the trip planning tab at the top of the website. Make sure you bring adequate equipment and prepare accordingly!
Here is some in depth forecast discussion on the weather for Saturday:
Saturday through Sunday, the above mentioned cutoff low will slowly moves across the area bringing an increased chance for widely scattered showers and thunderstorms at times. The environment will remain primed for heavy rain, thus we will need to keep a close eye on any slow moving thunderstorms or where cluster of thunderstorm train or pivot over the same area. Saturday afternoon and evening will feature the best potential for this widespread activity. By late Saturday night and early Sunday morning we should start to see any lingering activity diminish from west to east as the main upper-level trough axis traverse the area.
River levels remain low throughout the week and heading into the weekend. So far the forecast looks to be predicting some isolated storms and showers for later Saturday evening for southern Wisconsin. The forecast seems to change everyday this week as midwest forecasts usually do so we will continue to monitor and update on the weekend weather. This all being said, if you are heading out on the river this weekend, make sure you plan accordingly for stormy conditions and read up on river and storm safety under the trip planning tab above.
Well, midwest weather changes on a dime and this weekend was a perfect example. Forecast looked like it would just be cloudy but we got some rain and chillier weather. The river looks to be dropping back to lower levels. Looking forward to next week!
River levels are still a bit on the higher side for this weekend but will start steadily decreasing as the days go on. All this really means is that the current will be moving slightly faster. Paddling will be easier but just be more conscious of a slightly faster current. There will be plenty of sandbars out there to camp on. Weather looks mainly partly cloudy with highs in the upper 70's. Shaping up to be a great weekend on the river!
After the couple big storms we have gotten recently, the river level is finally starting to come up. The river will be rising periodically throughout tonight and tomorrow and begin to come back down heading into the weekend. For those of you who are going on overnights during the week make sure you pick a sandbar that is pretty substantial. Pull your canoes up high so they don't float away in the middle of the night! The weather for the next couple days looks great with low-mid 80's and sun!
The forecast has changed a little bit over night from the previous update. It looks as if some scattered thunderstorms and showers will start up late tonight and continue to the morning hours of Sunday. For those going on the river, make sure you come prepared for rain and stormy conditions. Read up on river and storm safety under the trip planning tab at the top of the page. It looks as if localized heavy rain will be the main factor in these storms so our section of the river may or may not be hit. Make sure you pull boats high onto the sandbars and tie them up or weigh them down so they don't get lost in stormy weather.
Here is a more in depth look at the forecast for our area.
As the overnight hours go on into Sunday morning, thunderstorms may tend to train over portions of southern Wisconsin. I do think that southwestern to south central Wisconsin may have the best potential to see this training activity, which would enhance rainfall totals there, and may cause some localized urban and small stream flooding. There may be a bit of a lull in activity late Sunday morning into Sunday afternoon before some redevelopment occurs late in the day over southeastern Wisconsin. Then overnight Sunday into Monday, a sfc wave is expected to ride northeast along the sfc front toward Wisconsin, kicking off another round of scattered showers and storms overnight into the first half of Monday. Luckily, this sfc wave will be the kick the slow cold front needs to finally exit and as the front clears Wisconsin to the south and east Monday afternoon, shower and thunderstorm activity should finally end.