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First flakes of the season today, more on the way late this week

It’s amazing how quickly the switch can turn from fall to winter, isn’t it? Mother Nature is keeping the freezer door open the next week or so, and this will give the region its first taste of winter.

The Badger State, including southeastern Wisconsin, will be looking at two shots of cold temperatures and also two threats of snow.

The first risk of snow won’t amount to much besides a few flakes or a brief snow shower. This risk will take place Wednesday morning between 6AM and 11 AM. This will mainly impact areas west of the metro including Jefferson, Dodge, and Fond du Lac Counties.
The Madison TV market will have the best chance of snow showers.

Believe it or not, Thursday will be beautiful, and by far the nicest day over the next week. It will be a great day to get out and winterize your place if you have the time. Highs are expected to jump into the 50s to around 60 with sun.

That nice day won’t last long as the next storm system barrels into the state from the northwest.

Accumulating snow is looking VERY likely for parts of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. The Northwoods and northwest Wisconsin could see a couple inches of snowfall, and possibly even more closer to Lake Superior along the snowbelt.
Most of this will fall on Friday and early Saturday. This storm for southeastern Wisconsin looks to be mainly a liquid storm with colder air advecting in behind the storm system.
If there’s any moisture around Saturday, snow showers or flurries will be possible.

It stays cold all weekend with highs only in the 40s, 10-15 degrees below the average high temperature.

Lows could plunge into the 20s and 30s as well, ending the growing season.

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