Valentine's Weekend Cold and Snow Update
Take a look at the bitterly cold wind chills expected for Saturday morning! A wind chill range of -15 to -25 is forecast between Midnight to 9 am, so the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the entire area. Frostbite can occur in 30 minutes with a wind chill of -20, so please cover exposed skin as you head out for Saturday morning. Also bring in outdoor pets and animals to shelter them from the cold.
Our attention will then shift to a clipper system that is forecast to arrive on Valentine's Day. This is a fast moving system that has the potential to produce accumulating snow across southeastern Wisconsin. There is general consensus among the models for a swath of 2 to 4 inches of light fluffy snow.
It appears the snow will develop by Sunday late morning . The snow would likely continue through Sunday evening and eventually taper to flurries or light snow Monday morning.
The problem will be the cold surface temperatures around 20 degrees on Sunday. Snow will easily accumulate on roads by Sunday afternoon. Slick and hazardous travel could become an issue for the area, especially folks with valentine's Day dinner plans!