***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR KENOSHA, RACINE, MILWAUKEE, WALWORTH AND WAUKESHA COUNTIES THROUGH 3 P.M. MONDAY***
***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY THROUGH NOON MONDAY***
This Sunday has been relatively quiet with cloudy skies and slightly cooler temperatures than Saturday but tonight will be a different story: accumulating snow is on the way. This system has taken a more northerly direction so snowfall amounts have been increased as southeastern Wisconsin in closer to the cross-hairs of this snow-maker. The snow really ramps up after 4am and especially during the Monday morning commute so pack some extra patience as well as the snow brush and winter gloves as you head out the door.
Most of the snow will wrap up by 1pm on Monday, leaving less than an inch of snow in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties, 1-3" for Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson and Milwaukee counties, folks closer to Illinois are still expected to see the most snowfall with 3-5"+ possible, especially closer to the state line and Lake Michigan as a lake effect snow band is possible to enhance snow totals there. This will be a lighter snow with temperatures in the 20s tonight and through Monday so a gusty north wind will create blowing snow even after the snow stops.
Near record cold is expected Monday night with lows falling to 10 degrees in Milwaukee (Record low: 9 in 1986) and single digits inland, add in wind chill values near zero and it will be frigid regardless if we hit the record or not on Tuesday morning. Even with sunny skies returning, Tuesday should break the record for the coldest high temperature for November 12th with a forecast high of 20 degrees, which would break the record coldest maximum temperature of 23 degrees from 1940. A northwest wind will keep wind chills in the single digits and teens through the day as well.
Another frigid night is on tap for Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning for kids at the bus stop with morning lows around 12 degrees in Milwaukee under clear skies but we start to pull away from record cold. Clouds roll in as Wednesday wears on with light snow expected as a warm front moves through the area. This will warm us into the 30s for Thursday and Friday with 40s and rain expected as we get through the weekend and into the following week.
HERE'S YOUR LATEST STORM TEAM WEATHER FORECAST FOR MILWAUKEE AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN BY JESSE RITKA
TONIGHT: Cloudy with snow likely, breezy and cold.
Wind: N 10-15 mph.
MONDAY: Snow ending by midday then clearing, chilly and breezy, blowing snow.
High: 27. (Record coldest high: 26 in 1986, 1894)
Wind: N 15-25 mph, Gusting to 30 mph.
Snow: 2-5"+ (Highest totals near IL & Lake Michigan)
MON NIGHT: Clear and near record cold.
Lows: 10 Lakefront... 7 Inland. (Record low: 9 in 1986)
Wind Chills: -5 to 5.
TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and forecast record cold.
High: 20. (Record coldest high: 23 in 1940)
Wind: NW 5-15 mph.
Chills: 5 to 15.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with some light PM snow showers, cold.
THURSDAY: Decreasing clouds, cold.