By Craig Koplien Special to Published Apr 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM

There will be occasional light rain and snow showers Friday and early Friday night. We can’t rule out some minor snow accumulation on grassy areas.

Strong west winds gusting over 30mph Friday will gradually diminish Friday night. Sunshine makes a brief return Saturday only to be covered back up by clouds Sunday. Warmest day next week appears to be Monday, when high temps will reach upper 50s, normal for this time of year. Back to cooler than normal temperatures for the rest of the week

Highest threats for rain next week come Monday afternoon, Monday night and into Tuesday ... then again Friday into next weekend


  • Occasional light rain and snow showers. Very windy and cold.
  • Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Friday night

  • Occasional light rain and snow showers early, then becoming partly cloudy.
  • Lows in the mid to upper 20s.


  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the low to mid 40s.

Saturday night

  • Partly cloudy.
  • Lows in the low 30s.


  • Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.
  • Highs in the low to mid 50s, cooler near the lake.


  • Cloudy with scattered showers, possibly a thunderstorm.
  • Highs in the upper 50s.


  • Cloudy with scattered showers.
  • Highs in the upper 40s.


  • Mostly cloudy.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to near 50.


  • Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.
  • Highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.


  • Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.
  • Highs in the low 50s.

The National Weather Service will issue a TEST tornado WATCH at 1 p.m. on Friday and a TEST tornado WARNING at 1:45 p.m. on Friday. The drill will end at 2 p.m.

The National Weather Service says the tests "will not be sent as a Wireless Emergency Alert on mobile devices such as smart phones."

More on Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin is available here.

Craig Koplien Special to

Craig is a meteorologist who was born and raised in Pewaukee. After getting a degree in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he worked over 20 years on TV and radio in Milwaukee, Madison, Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri.

Craig spends most of his time trying to keep up with his bride and their three teenage daughters. Any time left over is spent with his other beloveds, the Packers, Brewers and Badgers.