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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! A wet snow blanketed most of southeast Wisconsin early Wednesday prompting the question, “I thought it was suppose to rain?”
Certainly from Waukesha to Port Washington and areas south, rain and a mix, with an eventual change to snow was in the forecast. With the center of low pressure shifting farther south, temperatures were 2-4 degrees colder in almost all locations, meaning snow/mix instead of rain. Yesterday in the blog I cautioned that any shift south and more snow would be possible. Being on the edge of the rain/snow line can make or break even the best forecast.
For a live radar look just click below on the interactive radar.
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Here are a look at snow totals through Noon Wednesday.
- Oconomowoc 4.5″
- Theresa 4.1″
- West Bend 3.5″
- Hartland 3.5″
- Sheboygan 3.5″
- New Berlin 3.1″
- Juneau 3.0″
- Sullivan 3.0″
- West Allis 2.7″
- Waukesha 2.5″
- Milwaukee Mitchell Airport 2.3″
- Racine 1.0″
The surface map below at 10:13am shows low pressure to the SOUTH of the Wisconsin over north-central Illinois. Any location with two ‘**’ next to the little circle means they are reporting light snow. Kenosha was reporting rain on the map below, represented by two dots ‘..’ Just click on the map to enlarge.
For the rest of Wednesday, snow showers or even some sleet showers are possible as the low lifts northeast. Winds will increase, and pull colder weather into the region. By Wednesday afternoon little to no snow accumulation is expected.
The next system is already showing, and one that we have talked about here in the blog for several days. This ‘clipper’ type system will drop in to start the weekend. This will mean for the 9th consecutive weekend rain or snow will fall in Milwaukee.
Below is the 12Z GFS(Global Forecast System) computer model forecast for 6am Saturday. Right now I would plan on some snow to start the weekend, possibly enough to accumulate again.
Once again the position of the low ‘L’ would be key. Farther north=less snow, and farther south=more snow.
So now the big question…
Have a great day and watch WISN 12 News for the updates!