Winter Weather Ahead

It was a brisk start to the new year, but quiet in terms of active weather. That changes this weekend. We continue to monitor increasing moisture and all precipitation types across the far south the past few days. Eventually this energy works north into our area for the weekend. Saturday morning may bring a touch of light snow, but little will stick as temps get up towards the freezing mark by the noon hour.   Because of the mix, we are under a Winter Weather Advisory from 3am through 6pm Saturday.  This impacts Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties.  

During the afternoon periods of light rain can be expected, especially across our lakeshore spots. It's also possible that at times sleet, wet flakes or freezing rain will be with us too. As temp hover in the low to mid 30s, roads should be okay, but can't rule out a couple slick spots here and there. Eventually temps will drop back to the 20s Saturday night into Sunday morning. It's during that timeframe where any snow that falls will start to stick. While the center of the storms will have passed east of southeast Wisconsin, we could still see a few hours of snow Sunday morning. That will lead to snowfall amounts like this:


Behind this storm we're likely to see the coldest air of the season. Lows will drop below zero Sunday night with highs staying in the single-digits next week Monday. In fact, much of the next week weather feature temperatures hovering around ten degrees for daytime highs with lows near or below zero. There will be plenty of wind too, which will likely lead to Wind Chill Advisories at times. It's something to keep in mind for anyone that has to be outdoors next week. Monday through Thursday will feature wind chills at -15° to -30°, especially during the night.

Now is a good time to download the CBS58 First Alert Weather App. It's free and available for your iPad, iPhone or Android devices. You can track temperatures, precipitation and submit weather photos. You can also get weather alerts and access future precipitation (my favorite part)! All the tools you need are right at your fingertips. It's a great way to stay ahead of the storm!

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