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Quick update on reported snow totals
- Williams Bay 7.0″
- West Bend 6.0″
- Waukesha 5.5″
- Oconomowoc 5.2″
- Hartford 5.0″
- Brown Deer 4.6″
- Milwaukee 3.4″
Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Snow lovers, this snow is for you! After a slow start to winter with little snow in and around the Milwaukee area, January has produced snow on 14 of the first 17 days!
Before we discuss the forecast for the rest of today and look ahead, I want to ask everyone to take a moment and post your snow totals to the comments section of the blog. We will do our best to include some on our WISN 12 newscasts today!
As of 6pm Monday, the official snow total at Milwaukee Mitchell Airport was 3.4″.
A steady snow continues across southeastern Wisconsin as of this writing, and the light snow will linger into Monday evening and night.
For the latest radar image, just click below. This is our interactive radar which can be zoomed right down to where you live, work, or play!
Around 1:30pm Monday, light snow was falling in Milwaukee, with a few bands of moderate to heavy snow just west of the city. The heaviest snow was moving through Walworth county. That band of heavy snow is highlighted below.
The snow forecast of 3 to 5 inches still looks good, with many areas likely topping out around 4 or 5 inches. This will very likely be the biggest snow of the season in Milwaukee!
With temperatures close to 30 degrees, the snow is fairly wet and heavy, so take it easy clearing your driveways and sidewalks!
Snow showers will linger into Tuesday morning, but any accumulations early Tuesday should stay well below 1″ in and around Milwaukee.
By Thursday into Friday the focus will shift to bitter cold. A quick hitting arctic blast will arrive Thursday afternoon and bring the coldest temperatures to the area on Friday.
Below is a forecast temperature map from the 12Z GFS. This is valid at 6pm Friday. This has single digits across much of southeastern Wisconsin. Brrrrrrr!
The cold will ease as we move into next weekend, but temperatures will likely remain below average.
For live radar updates, a list of snow totals, and a look ahead to the bitter cold, watch WISN 12 News all afternoon and evening!
Have a great day and enjoy the snow!