Weekend Snow & Frost

***Watch WISN 12 News at 5, 6, & 10 p.m. for the latest on snow and frost!***

Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog.  The big changes that we have been discussing for days began to arrive on Friday.  Rain showers drenched parts of the area, and temperatures hung in the 40s Friday afternoon.

The focus to start the weekend will be on the potential for a few snowflakes.  The rain has already changed over to snow in northern Wisconsin.  On the map below the symbols ‘**’ indicate light snow.  So light snow is falling in Rhinelander as of 1 p.m. Friday.  The symbol in Milwaukee of ‘..’ means light rain.

As the cold air spills in this evening and overnight, the rain/snow line will push toward southeast Wisconsin.  A changeover to flurries or snow showers will likely hold off until after midnight.  I’m not expecting any snow accumulation in Milwaukee.  But to the north there could be some grassy snow accumulation around Fond du Lac.  The ‘inches’ of snow will stay in northern and northeast Wisconsin.  Below is the updated snowfall forecast.  Keep in mind the most updated forecasts are on our shows.  So tune into to WISN 12 News at 5, 6, & 10 p.m. for the latest!

With a late season push of cold air in place, the stage will be set for frost on Saturday Night and into early Sunday.  A Freeze Watch is in effect for our entire area EXCEPT Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties.  Lake shore areas will likely see lows in the 35-38 degree range, with inland areas falling to 28-32 degrees.  Below is a map showing the temperatures at 7 a.m. Sunday morning…about an hour after the coldest readings will occur.

So make sure to cover any plants or flowers that you are not able to bring inside before heading to bed Saturday evening.  I’ll make sure to remind everyone on WISN 12 News Saturday at 10 p.m.

If you have a rain total to share please post it to the blog.  Also, if you do see snow accumulation on Saturday morning…even on grassy areas please take a picture and send it to  jdnelson@hearst.com   I will show some pictures on air we will get a little snow.  Also, I would love to see frost pictures on Sunday morning.  Along with emailing them, please post them to the U-Local section of WISN.

Stay warm this weekend and check back for the updates!

Jeremy Nelson

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