***Merry Christmas from Weather Watch 12!***
Thank you for spending part of your holiday with us on the Weather Watch 12 Blog! Pockets of light snow will continue to push across southeastern Wisconsin into very early Christmas morning. It should be a pretty ride across our area for Santa!
Snow totals as of 5pm Friday fell into the trace to 2″ range in our area.
- Jefferson 2.0″
- Eagle 1.6″
- Beaver Dam 1.5″
- Kenosha 0.5″
- Milwaukee Trace
Please drop off your snow totals to the comments section of the blog. I will be including a list on our WISN 12 newscasts. I will continue to update the list all evening.
Below is a radar image from around 4:30pm Friday. The colors showing up indicate light snow and flurries. Also notice a few holes in the radar where no snow was falling.
For a live look at our interactive radar just click below. Keep in mind you can zoom the radar right down to where you live!
By Saturday and Sunday winds will turn to the north, and at times a north-northeast direction. With colder air spilling over Lake Michigan, lake-effect snow showers will be possible in spots. This doesn’t look like a great set-up for snow in Milwaukee, but it does look like some snow is possible.
The best bet for snow looks like later Saturday and into Sunday. Remember lake-effect snow bands typically aren’t very wide, and can bring a wide range of snow totals to areas they hit, or miss!
Below is a snowfall forecast for this weekend. Notice the light blue shade hugging the shoreline in parts of Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties. This band represents 2″ of snow. I would see a few spots getting an inch or two of lake-effect snow this weekend, and maybe a hair more if a band would be persistent.
A much bigger weather maker will move in our direction to end 2010. This could bring rain, a mix, or snow to our region. Remember, we highlighted this timeframe as one that should produce a storm. That prediction was posted in the long range forecast made on December 15. Look for updates on that storm in the blog in the coming days!
Have a happy holiday!