Arctic air is back, snow moves in late this weekend

It still amazes me how wild the weather was yesterday in Wisconsin. Milwaukee hit a high of 59 degrees, the warmest January day in five years! The contrast in temperatures at one point was over 60 degrees in the state with northwest Wisconsin near zero, and southeastern Wisconsin around the 60 degree mark. Unbelievable!

Since it is January, all of us knew this taste of January wouldn’t last long! The freezer door now is open behind a cold front and deep trough allowing for arctic air to plunge south. Highs will fall like a rock today in the teens and 20s, and the weekend looks even colder. With winds and chilly temperatures, don’t be shocked by another Wind Chill Advisory at some point over the weekend.

Speaking of the weekend, we are expecting snow! A clipper system will sink south along the jet Sunday night and Monday bringing minor accumulations to the area. It does look like 1”-3” will be possible for fresh powder by Monday. This can certainly change from now until Sunday night, but with these quick-moving clippers, 1"-3" seems reasonable.   

Behind this system will usher in another wave of cold bringing more teens for highs and near zero temps for lows.

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