Weekend Precipitation…My First Day!

Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Make sure to bookmark this site, we will be updating the blog each day and when needed, multiple times a day to keep you up-to-date on the latest weather right here in southeast Wisconsin!  Well today is it, my first official on-air day doing the weather at WISN!  I’m a little nervous, but really more excited to get into the groove again!  If you are wondering, I’ve worked in Marquette, MI, Madison, WI, and Kansas City, MO as a broadcast Meteorologist.  I’ve lived in Wisconsin 9 out of the last 13 years, so I’m use to the cold and snow that comes with a Wisconsin winter.

Once again this morning, temperatures started off in the single digits above and below zero across the region.  The really frigid air will continue to push off to the east this weekend.  Believe it or not, we may climb above 32 degrees in many locations sometime this weekend.  My suggestion is if any thawing occurs either Saturday or Sunday to remove any slush or snow from you driveway, because another blast of cold is in the cards for next week.

Below is the GFS(Global Forecast System) forecast for Saturday Night.  This is one of many models we look at to aid us in making a forecast.  This indicates an area of light snow over southern Wisconsin.  This little storm will be nothing like the one that moved thru earlier this week.  We need to watch it closely though as some warmer air aloft may try to change this to a mix for a time.  Right now the snow totals would be fairly light with a dusting to around an inch possible.  We will update our thinking when more information comes in.  Again, this looks like a Saturday evening/night event.

After this weak disturbance slides by, there will be another storm that forms and heads our way for Monday into Tuesday.  This may bring a decent round of snow to central and northern Wisconsin, with some flurries or light snow possible for us.  The main thing with this storm is it will bring a strong punch of arctic air with it for Tuesday and Wednesday!  So keep the heavy winter gear on standby, it will be needed again next week with highs possibly in the single digits or teens for a couple of days!

Have a great day and don’t forget to watch WISN 12 News at 5, 6, & 10pm for the latest news and weather information!

Jeremy Nelson


2 Responses

  1. Jeremy,
    Break a leg in WI. Miss your great, right on forecast in KC. Weather down here has been cold and Miserable. 18″ of snow from the storm Tues a my folks 60 mi west of St Joe MO. Will check in often.

    • Great to have you part of the WISN blog! Madison, WI had around 18″ of snow from this storm. Our U-local section has a picture of probably the biggest snowball I’ve ever seen in my life that was rolled this past Tuesday Night…check it out!

      Jeremy Nelson

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