Melting snow, more winter weather is on the way

Unseasonably warm temperatures continue to arrive across southeastern Wisconsin.  Southwest winds will continue to push temperatures well into the 40s. 

Today marks the 5th day of 40+ degree temperatures for the month of January.  The average is 4 days.  We expect several more days in the 40s through this weekend ahead of our next storm system for next week. 

All of these 40s will lead to the snow melting off quickly.  Take a look at the graphic above.  The melting has really been accelerated with this warmth.  It's also important to remember that melting is a cooling process.  The energy is takes to melt actually reduces the surface temperature, so as long as we continue to melt snow, that's limiting some of the warm up.  

Rain will push in Sunday afternoon and will likely continue through most of Monday.  Rainfall totals could approach 1" across the area.  Depending upon the freezing line, Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties could see snow on Monday when everybody else experiences rain.  

As the cold air arrives late Monday, snow showers are likely for most of Tuesday.  The wraparound snow showers could produce accumulation with the presence of the cold air.  

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