Light snow and some lake effect as temperatures drop
There was some question whether or not the northern edge of the big Midwest winter storm would reach southern Wisconsin. A little after midnight we did start to see some light snow in Racine and Kenosha Counties. Milwaukee reported some light snow around 3 AM but then that snow quickly went away. A few flurries are possible south of Milwaukee but most of the light snow will stay in Racine and Kenosha Counties Wednesday morning.
Here's a radar image that will update with time:
And snow we see during the morning should wrap up early Wednesday afternoon as the winter storm to our south moves east. Most of us see dry conditions Wednesday afternoon and early evening before we watch for the potential for some lake effect snow to roll in Wednesday evening.
Once again Chicago has the better chance to see the lake effect snow, but as the band shifts with the wind direction, we could see some light snow lakeside off and on throughout Thursday into Thursday night. Expected snow totals remain unchanged with a dusting inland and a chance for a few inches with the Wednesday morning and lake effect in southern and lakeside areas. Most see an inch or two but a few could get up to 3".
There's still a huge area of the country under winter storm warnings where 10-20" of new snow will fall. There's even an ice storm warning in Kentucky. After the storm moves east we see a round of cold air roll in.
Wind chill warnings and advisories are already in place for the Dakotas, Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. Wind chills locally will drop below-zero by Thursday morning to -15* but will likely fall short of -20* needed for a wind chill advisory.
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