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High Wind Warning in effect, Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for most of SE Wisconsin

Plan for potential power outages
and last updated 2021-12-16 06:08:57-05

****A HIGH WIND WARNING WILL BE IN PLACE FROM 9 PM WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING. GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH ARE POSSIBLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE POWER OUTAGES AND DIFFICULT TRAVEL FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES****

***SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED UNTIL 1 A.M. FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, WALWORTH COUNTY, FOND DU LAC COUNTY, DODGE COUNTY, WAUKESHA COUNTY, JEFFERSON COUNTY****

What a crazy day....we shatter the record of 55 from 1891 by 12 degrees...yes we were 67 in mid December. Phoenix was in the mid 50s. Now we have the wind to worry about with gusts already reaching 40 mph and the night is just beginning. The HIGH WIND WARNING is until 9am Thursday with gusts over 65 expected. These gusts are not like a thunderstorm that last a few minutes...these are like a tropical storm that will last for hours. As a result, there will be downed trees and power lines and some wind damage to structures. There is a chance for a few thunderstorms as the cold front moves through around 11pm, but they will lose a lot of the punch they have in Iowa, MN and western WI.

By morning the temps will have fallen to near 40 with westerly winds gusting to 50 mph. Thursday is sunny, but it will be much colder with temps falling into the 30s and wind chills near 20. Westerly winds will gust to near 40 mph for most of the day. Friday is partly cloudy and cold with highs in the mid 30s and a light breeze. There is a chance for some flurries Friday evening.

TONIGHT: Cloudy, gusty and mild with scattered thundershowers before midnight
Low: 58 at midnight...38 by morning
Wind: SW 30-60 with gusts to 65 mph

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, very windy and much colder
High: 30s
Wind: W 20-40 gusts to 45 mph
Wind chills near 20

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy and colder with evening flurries
High: 36
Wind: NNE 5-10 mph

SATURDAY: AM flurries, then mostly cloudy, windy and cold
High: 34
Wind: NW 15-25 mph

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and cold
High: 32
Wind: SW 5-10 mph

MONDAY: Mostly sunny, windy, and cold
High: 37
Wind: SW 15-25 mph

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