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The weekend is almost here! Sunshine was the rule on Thursday and that helped temperatures to soar to our warmest reading of the month…38 degrees! The sunshine will stick around for a good part of Friday, but late in the day clouds will be on the increase. These clouds will signal the approach of a weak storm to start our weekend. What are we expecting for Southeast Wisconsin…read on!
To accompany the weekend we are tracking 2 chances of snow. As of right now we are on the edge of both snow makers. Heading into Saturday, flurries or a few snow showers will be possible across southern Wisconsin. This does not look like it will produce accumulating snow in most spots. Even if the little snow maker moves farther north it would only amount to a dusting to half inch. But for now I will just go with a trace to dusting.
A bigger storm will begin to take shape in the southern Plains on Saturday and then lift northeast Sunday. This storm has much more moisture associated with it and is very close to edging into southern Wisconsin. Below is the latest forecast from the 18Z NAM. This shows the main area of rain and snow staying well to the south of Milwaukee. However, just a slight shift to the north and we could see snow later Sunday into Monday. The odds are pretty good this storm will trend a little farther north because all winter the models 48-60+ hours out have tracked storms too far to the south.
Make sure to check back to the blog and our Facebook page WeatherWatch 12 for updates as the latest data rolls in over the next 2 days. Also, feel free to post your thoughts and questions to the comments section of the blog.
On a different note…today’s beautiful weather may have a few people thinking about Spring. That means one thing…severe weather season is not too far away. Each Spring the National Weather Service hold Spotter Training Classes. These classes are meant for all age levels and scientific backgrounds. I encourage everyone to attend one of these free classes over the next 2 months.
For more information please check out the story below that Meteorologist Lyra O’Brien did yesterday.
Have a great day!