By Craig Koplien Special to Published Apr 24, 2013 at 10:01 AM

There is a nice stretch of weather ahead with the exception of a threat for light rain and snow late Wednesday night.

Expect dry weather with a warming trend from Thursday through early next week. It will be cooler within a few miles of Lake Michigan during the warming trend.

Normal high during this stretch of days is 60 degrees. We’ll get there on Friday and likely be above each day through next Wednesday. The first 70s of the spring appear likely next Monday and Tuesday.


  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs around 50.

Wednesday night

  • Cloudy with a chance of light rain and snow late. No snow accumulation.
  • Lows in the mid 30s.


  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the low 50s.


  • Mostly cloudy.
  • Highs in the low 60s (cooler lakeside).


  • Partly sunny.
  • Highs in the mid 60s (cooler lakeside).


  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the upper 60s (cooler lakeside).


  • Partly sunny.
  • Highs in the low to mid 70s (cooler lakeside).


  • Mostly sunny.
  • Highs in the mid 70s (cooler lakeside).


  • Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
  • Highs in the mid 60s to low 70s (cooler lakeside).
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.