Wet Snow…Colder

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You know the old saying…”If you don’t like the weather, just a few minutes, it will change!”.  In our case, probably not a change many will like.

The storm system that has been with us for the past several days will finally end on Thursday, but not before it produces wet snow across Southeast Wisconsin.  A cold rain will gradually mix with and change over to snow very early Thursday.  A period of wet snow is possible during the morning commute.  But with the road surfaces above freezing and air temperatures during the snow also staying above freezing…most major roads should remain wet.

Here is a look at the surface map around 7 a.m., the blue represents snow.  Just click on the image to enlarge.

The snow around Southeast Wisconsin could total up to 2″ of very slushy/wet snow.  That total would be in only a few spots and mainly closer to Lake Michigan and in our northern counties.  Most areas will only see a trace to around 1″ of snow.  Snow is very common in April, in fact, an average April typically produces 2.6″ of snow in Milwaukee.

The wind will ‘cut right through you’ on Thursday as gusts will top 30mph in spots.  This combined with temperatures in the 30s and low 40s will put wind chill values back in the 20s.

Some good news arrives by the weekend, as highs will push back into the 60s.  If you see snow where you live early Thursday, please post your totals to the comments section of the blog, or on our Facebook fan page  WeatherWatch 12

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson

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