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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! In this blog entry we’ll update the snow forecast for early Monday, and also look at more rain and snow for Tuesday and Wednesday. It seems like spring has been put on hold and will remain on hold for the next 5-7 days.
By early Monday, a wintry mix of rain and snow will change to all snow. The timing looks to be after 1 a.m. in the Milwaukee metro area. This will be a fairly narrow band of moisture, so parts of the viewing area will see little or no snow, and others enough to blanket the ground. For the most current radar image or loop just click below.
Below is the snowfall forecast for early Monday. The wet, slushy snow will fall mainly between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. in our viewing area.
On average 1″ or less is expected in Milwaukee, with slightly higher totals to the south. Farther north around Sheboygan and Fond du Lac there may be a snow shower, but the accumulating snow should stay south of that area. Within the 1″-3″ band I would lean toward 1 or 2 inches for most of that area. Maybe an isolated spot see’s a total near 3″.
Please keep in mind a slight shift north or south will have an impact on snow totals. The 1″-3″ range is only about 30-40 miles wide. Forecasting snow this late in April is like threading a needle because temperatures are always critical. Readings to start Monday morning will be around freezing.
By Monday night and Tuesday yet another storm will take aim at our region. This one will produce mainly rain, but wet snowflakes or some sleet cannot be ruled out!
Here is the forecast position of the low pressure area Tuesday night just after midnight. This is a ‘classic’ spring storm with severe weather in the warm sector and heavy snow on the backside. It looks like Milwaukee will just see a chilly rain.
As that storm lifts northeast, some snow showers may be possible in southeast Wisconsin on Wednesday!
The best advice for the next several days is keep an umbrella and brush handy. That way you will be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws our way.
Please leave your thoughts and questions in the comments section of the blog. Watch WISN 12 News from 10-11pm and again starting at 4:30am as we track the snow and our next storm.
Have a great day!