Saturday Noon Update: Snow starting to accumulate in northern spots
Updated: 11:52 a.m. February 3, 2018
Light snow has continued most of the morning, especially in our northern half of counties. Snow has already accumulated in this area with up to 1.5" of accumulation.
Snow has just begun in Milwaukee and some southern spots and will start to spread south Saturday afternoon with snow coverage and intensity increasing Saturday night.
Updated: 9:02 a.m. February 3, 2018
Light scattered snow showers have already started falling across part of southeast Wisconsin as of Saturday morning. Those showers are expected to become more widespread as we move into the afternoon with steady snow falling for most by Saturday evening.
The winter weather advisory has been expanded to include all of southeast Wisconsin. For the new counties in the advisory (Walworth, Racine, Kenosha) the advisory begins at 6 p.m. For the rest of the area the advisory begins at noon Saturday. The advisory ends at noon on Sunday for everyone.
As of now, no major changes in the timing of the storm and amounts expected. This will be a medium duration snow event with most places picking up a couple of inches of snow every 6-10 hours. The heaviest snow is expected to fall Saturday night into Sunday morning when lake enhancement is expected for lakeside areas and some inland spots.
In general, anywhere from 2" to 6" will fall across southeast Wisconsin. Most will likely end up in the 3-5" range by late Sunday morning. Sheboygan County has the best chance to see around 6".
Snow will wrap up by Sunday afternoon so roads should be in pretty good shape for traveling to and from Super Bowl parties. This is a fairly light, powdery snow that will make roads slick especially Sunday night so add extra time to get to where you need to go.
Posted: 2:06 p.m. February 2, 2018
A new Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of the area for the weekend. The advisory starts at Noon Saturday and goes through Noon Sunday! Snow is likely late Saturday afternoon and will continue through Sunday morning. This long duration event will create road issues and reduced visibilities.
Most of the area will pick up 3" to 5" of snow; however, higher totals near Sheboygan could reach 6". There remains plenty of uncertainty on how the lake could enhance totals, especially early Sunday morning.
It appears that the brunt of the heavy snow will fall late Saturday night into Sunday morning. It's possible that the bulk of snow will fall while most people are sleeping. The snow should be out for Sunday afternoon well before many Super Bowl parties.