Strong cold front to bring rain and snow shower chances to start the week

NOW: Strong cold front to bring rain and snow shower chances to start the week

It's been a pleasant Sunday across southeast Wisconsin with temperatures climbing into the upper 50s to low 60s for most before the lake breeze kicked in.

A few sprinkles are trying to form along the lake breeze, but most won't reach the ground and will fizzle out after sunset. 

While we've been enjoying the seasonal temps today, look at the cold air looming to our northwest.

This cold front will move through southeast Wisconsin early Monday morning with a decaying line of showers trailing behind it. Showers look to arrive in Fond du Lac and Dodge counties around 4am, exiting far SE Wisconsin between 7-9am. This won't amount to more than a trace or few hundredths of an inch at best.

The cold front will continue to push south into northern Illinois, giving us a break in the showers during the afternoon. How far south that cold front makes it into Illinois before stalling out will determine if we see a round of steadier wet snow on Tuesday or hit or miss snow/rain showers. The cold front and steadier swath of snow has been trending farther south over the 24 hours, keeping the accumulating snow across northern Illinois and Indiana on Tuesday. 

Even if the steadier snow stays to our south, we'll still have hit or miss snow/rain showers to contend with Tuesday afternoon.

Thankfully temperatures have been mild for a while and the ground has thawed, so any show that falls will melt on contact with the ground. However, there could be a coating of slush on the grass in areas close to the WI/IL border *if* some of the steadier snow sneaks across the border.

Can't rule out an additional rain/snow shower Wednesday afternoon, but temperatures will be on a warming trend after Tuesday.

Again, where Tuesday's steady snow ends up falling will depend on where Monday's cold front ends up, so there may be changes to this forecast over the next 24 hours when that becomes more apparent. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track the updates. 

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