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Good Thursday bloggers! An active part of the weather pattern is upon us. Expect snow to develop this afternoon and continue this evening across southern Wisconsin. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for our entire viewing area from 3pm to Midnight.
Below is the county breakdown of the advisory.
Snow totals for much of our area will fall into the 1 to 3 inch range. There’s a chance that a few totals could near 4 inches, but that would likely be in the northern part of our viewing area. It looks like parts of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties that missed the snow this past weekend will finally get some snow this time!
Please allow extra time traveling later today and this evening. The peak of the snow may fall during parts of the evening rush hour in Milwaukee, so travel times will be elevated.
After this round of snow passes, the focus will shift to a stronger storm for the weekend. The track of the storm will be key, and as I have been discussing for the past 3+ days in the blog the track should move west, and now it has. The question is will it line up to the west of Milwaukee? That would bring rain, a mix, then snow. Or will the track stay just south and bring our area mainly snow?
Based on the last time the storm moved through on October 26(the big windstorm), a track near or even west of Milwaukee is possible. For now plan on all of the above being possible on Saturday(rain, mix, or snow).
To learn more about the weather pattern theory and how we use it for forecasting, check out the winter forecast based on the LRC. Just click below.
We will continue to monitor the trends, and have a new blog update later today. The models finally latched onto a more western track Wednesday evening, and the updated runs this morning have pushed it even a bit farther west. Stay with Weather Watch 12 for the latest!