Get ready for March Madness, and we're not talking about basketball.
With the new month comes a mixed bag of weather. Rusty Kapella, Chief Meteorologist, with the National Weather Service at Sullivan, says you never know what to expect.
"Yeah, the month of March is usually a very transitional month for the state of Wisconsin. The old saying, 'It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb ' … hopefully that'll be the story this year."
Key word? Transition! Kapella says March is one of the tougher months to forecast. He says it's also one of the windier months. Don't be surprised to see some big snow storms, periods of thunderstorms, and eventually, warmer temperatures.
"Usually by the end of March we've seen several days with high temperatures in the 50s and 60s."
As Wisconsin makes the transition from winter to spring, Kapella says all kinds of severe weather is possible in March.
"Of course precipitation amounts increase, we get more rain and so on, and yes, we've even had tornadoes in March."
Kapella says the only month Wisconsin has NOT had a tornado is February.