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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog! For everyone who loves winter and big storms, this weekend is for you! For those that dread snow, wind, and cold you may want to find a good book to read and sit by the fire this weekend.
Blizzard warnings are now in effect for all of southeastern Wisconsin through Sunday.
As the storm moves in, please post your reports of rain, a mix, or snow in the comments section of the blog. Also as the snow piles up, please post your snow totals there too!
The low pressure area that we are watching closely as of this writing, was located northwest of Des Moines, Iowa. On the backside of the low winds are howling and temperatures are near zero! Ahead of the low, in Milwaukee it was around 40 degrees with rain during the mid-afternoon Saturday. Just click on the map to enlarge.
The low will move east and push into extreme northern Illinois tonight. As the low nears any mix or rain will quickly change to snow. Most of that changeover should occur by Saturday evening, between 9pm and Midnight in Milwaukee.
With the low just to our south snow will continue Saturday Night and into Sunday. It won’t be heavy snow the entire time, but there will be periods of heavy snow especially in Dodge, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan and Washington counties! As the low moves east it will strengthen, and that will translate into very strong winds Saturday Night and Sunday!
Here are the impacts of the storm for our area in a timeline.
- Rain/Mix changes to all snow from west to east Saturday afternoon and evening
- Periods of snow Saturday evening through Sunday midday
- Winds Saturday Night: NE-N 15-30 mph
- Winds Sunday: N 20-45 mph
- Visibilites under a quarter mile in open areas
- Temperatures fall into the teens Sunday afternoon
- Wind chills -10 to -25
- Snowfall West/North: 7″-10″ including cities of West Bend, Sheboygan & Jefferson
- Snowfall East: 4″-7″ including cities of Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, & Waukesha
Here the snowfall forecast that was used on the 5 & 6pm WISN 12 newscasts on Saturday.
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