Light rain and snow chances for the first days of winter

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Winter is finally here! The winter solstice officially hit at 4:02 Monday morning. The solstice is the moment when the Earth's axial tilt is farthest away from the sun in the Northern Hemisphere. It's also the day when the sun is lowest in the sky. The good news is from now until the start of summer our daylight will get longer!

Total daylight on Monday is almost exactly nine hours with a sunrise time of 7:20 AM and sunset of 4:20 PM. By Tuesday we gain a whopping three seconds of daylight so trending in the right direction. Here's the good news: we are halfway through the "dark days" of winter and haven't dealt with any big snows or blasts of cold air. So if we do deal with cold and snow over the next few months at least it comes with a little more daylight. 

A little light snow fell Monday morning with a brief band of snow. Everyone saw at least a few flurries but only a few areas north of I-94 saw any accumulating snow and even then it was very light. As the center of low pressure with this storm moves closer to SE Wisconsin Monday afternoon we could see a few light rain or snow showers but no additional accumulation is expected. After Monday, Wednesday is our next chance for some light precip.

Wednesday looks more like rain in the morning switching over to snow. A little minor snow accumulation is possible but that may be our best chance at a White Christmas for those that don't already have snow. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day had shown the possibility for some snow at the end of last week but that chance has pretty much gone away. A few flurries can't be ruled out though!

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track any light snow or rain chances leading into the Christmas holiday.

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