Long but light snow event starts Thursday afternoon

NOW: Long but light snow event starts Thursday afternoon

Some of you saw some sunshine Tuesday afternoon and other are waking up to a little bit of it on Wednesday but overall we have stayed mostly cloudy continue a trend for every day so far this January. On Thursday the clouds become thicker with some rain and snow falling. The morning commute on Thursday will not be impacted with snow not expected to start until midday in southeast Wisconsin. By 3 p.m. all of southeast Wisconsin will see snow. A little rain could mix in at the start of the event but it will quickly switch to just snow.

The best chance for accumulating snow is Thursday afternoon and evening with light scattered snow showers lasting through all of Thursday night and all day Friday. The Thursday evening commute will likely be a little tricky with snow covered roads in spots and the commutes on Friday could be a little slick. Some flurries with little to no additional accumulation will linger through Saturday and Sunday. Right now up to 2" is expected lakeside and in southern spots with 2-4" inland. Most look to be in the 1-3" right now but those numbers could change. 

The duration of the snow will be long with those off and on lingering snow showers through most of Friday meaning some could see times f snow for about 36 hours, but the snow is not expected to be very heavy so the threats remain moderate. Visibility, roads and the snow will be the main threats with wind staying light, temperatures staying mild and no threat for ice. 

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track the snow as it arrives.

Share this article: