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Southeast Wisconsin Weather: Messy winter mix moves in Wednesday evening

We'll have a brief break from the wet weather Wednesday, during the day, with cloudy skies and highs near 40 degrees.
and last updated 2023-01-17 23:35:45-05

Wednesday is mostly cloudy, and the day will be dry. Highs will be above normal again, topping out in the upper 30s. Our next storm quickly approaches Wednesday night and will bring us our next round of precipitation through Thursday.

There is some uncertainty with the track, which will ultimately determine who sees more rain vs snow here in southeastern Wisconsin. The latest guidance has the center of the storm moving directly over us, which would mean snow and a wintry mix to start Wednesday night, with a period of heavy snow possible for some areas late Wednesday night into early Thursday. From about 9 pm Wednesday to 4 am Thursday expect low visibility, areas of accumulating snow, slick spots on the roads, and gusty winds. In addition, where the rain/snow line sets up, there may also be a period of sleet and freezing rain. As far as accumulations, it looks like 2-5 inches will fall for Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Washington, and Dodge counties, and northern parts of Jefferson Co. Farther south, anywhere from 2" to no snow is expected, due to warmer temperatures and quite a bit of rain mixing in.

Scattered rain and snow showers will linger Thursday morning through Thursday evening. Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 30s to near 40.

Friday is mostly cloudy with cooler highs in the low 30s.

There is a chance for some snow over the weekend, although there is significant disagreement among the global forecast models, so no guarantees. Check back for updates over the next few days.

TONIGHT: Cloudy
Low: 33
Wind: NW 10-20 mph

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Cloudy. Snow/wintry mix late
High: 38
Wind: NE 5-15 G 20 mph

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain, snow, ch. sleet and freezing rain. Snow heavy at times overnight. Windy.
Accumulation: 0-2" south, 2-5" north
Low: 34

THURSDAY: Wintry mix, breezy
High: 40

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy
High: 33

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy
High: 34

SUNDAY: Chance show
High: 35

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