Rain mixing with areas of slushy snow on Mother's Day

NOW: Rain mixing with areas of slushy snow on Mother’s Day

9:30 a.m. update: A cold front has moved through southeast Wisconsin this morning, dropping temps from the low 50s into the upper 30s to low 40s. Temperatures will fall another couple degrees through midday, which could allow for the rain to change over or mix with wet snow in spots. Nothing worse than a coating of slush will be possible on elevated or grassy surfaces.

Additional scattered rain/snow/graupel showers will pop up late this afternoon, tapering off by mid evening. 

Winds will be gusty this afternoon, gusting up to 35 mph at times.


It was a gorgeous day across southeast Wisconsin today with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s. Unfortunately, that nice weather won’t continue into Mother’s Day since a low pressure system will be tracking through the area, bringing rain, wind, chilly temps, and some wet snow to southeast Wisconsin.

Dry conditions will continue through this evening with showers moving into area primarily after 11 p.m. The steadiest rain tonight will be across Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties, with more isolated showers elsewhere. Any snow will remain to our north in central Wisconsin overnight. 

Rain will become more widespread across the entire area Sunday morning. Cold air will be wrapping into the area on the backside of this system during this time, which could cause the rain to mix or change over to wet snow for a short period of time. Areas northwest of Milwaukee have the best chance at seeing some mix or wet snow.

A coating of slush will be possible on elevated surfaces mainly northwest of Milwaukee. Otherwise most of the accumulation will remain in central Wisconsin where a couple of inches of wet snow are expected. 

Hit or miss rain and snow showers will be possible during the afternoon into the evening before tapering off after sunset. 

High temperatures will be in the morning on Sunday, with temps in the upper 30s to low 40s during the afternoon. It was also be windy as well with gusts between 25-35 mph with the highest gusts in the afternoon.

Wisconsin is no stranger to snow on May 10th. The latest snowstorm on record for eastern Wisconsin occurred on May 10th, 1990. 3.2" of snow fell in Milwaukee that day, but areas away from the lake picked up between 3-7" of snow! That storm caused $4.5 million dollars in damage across the area, including destroying over 1,000 trees. 

Thankfully we won't be dealing with that much snow this year. Chances for frost return behind this system early this week. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to see how cold it'll get where you live. 

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