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Gone are the 50s and 60s we enjoyed this week, and here for a brief stay is a wintry reminder! Snow is falling across parts of the area as of this writing. By early Saturday everyone will see some snow across Southeast Wisconsin.
As the rain moved in Friday evening it quickly transitioned over to snow. Here is what the radar looked like at 8:30 p.m. I labeled the areas seeing snow and those with a cold rain. Please click on the image for a larger view.
If you would like the very latest radar image please check out our interactive radar. You can pan, zoom, and move the map right down to your home! The radar also has different colors for rain, wintry mix, and snow.
This is only the second time we have seen snow this March…the first occurred on March 1 and was only a trace in Milwaukee. This will very likely be the first measurable snow of the month for most cities. Now the question is how much to expect. The radar trends and the latest data continue to point to some slushy snow accumulation in Southeast Wisconsin. Not a lot, but enough to stick on the grassy surfaces. And again, if there is a quick burst of moderate snow it would likely stick on cars, sidewalks, driveways, and secondary roads.
Below is really the final model run before the snow sweeps across the area. This is the snow forecast thru Saturday. Some spots may see around 1″, but most areas will see less than 1″. Look at parts of Kansas and Oklahoma…around a foot of snow is possible!
If you do pick up some snow accumulation where you live, please post your total to the comments section of the blog, or on our Facebook Fan page at WeatherWatch 12 Saturday is the first official day of Spring, but this wintry reminder will bring us back to reality for at least a day…afterall it is only March!
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