Few chances for snow before Christmas
This past weekend was very pleasant. After two days with highs in the middle 40s Sunday hit 50° in Milwaukee! It was the first day to hit 50° in over a month. The last time Milwaukee was in the 50s was November 6 when the high reached 51°. The feat is especially impressive considering Milwaukee started out at a chilly 21° Sunday morning meaning it warmed almost 30°.
As Christmas grows closer and closer, more eyes are on any snow chances to make the holiday feel more festive. Although chances don't look stellar, they are there along with a cool down. Looking at historical averages the chance for a White Christmas of an inch of snow or more on the ground in southeast Wisconsin gets better the farther north and west you go. Kenosha has less than a forty percent chance while Beaver Dam and Fond du Lac have a 60 percent chance.
This year, our best bet for some white comes towards the middle of the week. But that system is trending more wet than white starting with rain Wednesday evening eventually transitioning to snow Thursday night into Friday morning. It's not great, but the chance is there for some light snow accumulation.
The next chance to watch will be a clipper to our north on Saturday. The latest weather models keep the snow north of our area, but any shift to the south could give us a light dusting.
Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app as we get closer and closer to Christmas to track changes in the forecast and maybe an increase in our chance for a White Christmas.