It has been a quiet and mild weekend with highs in the 40s and 50s with plentiful sunshine making it feel almost like spring if you forgive the breezy wind. Tonight the clouds will start rolling in and temperatures will be mild, in the upper 20s as the wind changes to being from the north. Monday is a dry day with skies becoming mostly cloudy by midday and a northeast wind knocking highs back into the upper 30s.
Monday night is when our next storm system moves in, this low pressure looks to pass us to the south which means we will see a decent amount of snow. It will start mainly after 11pm Monday evening and we may initially see some rain and sleet at the onset near the Illinois state line. A heavy, wet snow is likely on Tuesday with the worst commute being the evening commute as the snow becomes more widespread and starts sticking to the ground. The wind will intensify as the snow continues heading into Wednesday so prepare for a sluggish commute in the morning as well as in the evening. The snow will be fluffier on Wednesday as the colder air starts to wrap in so blowing snow may be a problem on Wednesday as well. Most locations will pick up 4-9" of snow with the highest amounts being in the southeast and closer to the lake due to a northeast wind to enhance snowrates near the shoreline.
The snow wraps up and we are in for a return of the colder air for the rest of the week with clearing skies on Thursday and highs in the low 20s. Overnight temperatures will be in the teens Thursday morning through Sunday morning but 30s return for highs for the weekend and 40s are back next week.
HERE'S YOUR LATEST STORM TEAM WEATHER FORECAST FOR MILWAUKEE AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN BY JESSE RITKA
TONIGHT: Increasing clouds.
Wind: W-N 5-10 mph.
MONDAY: Increasing clouds with snow late.
Wind: Bec. NE 5-15 mph.
***WINTER STORM WATCH FOR DODGE, FOND DU LAC, OZAUKEE, SHEBOYGAN AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES FROM NOON TUESDAY THROUGH 3PM WEDNESDAY***
***WINTER STORM WATCH FOR JEFFERSON, KENOSAH, MILWAUKEE, RACINE, WALWORTH AND WAUKESHA COUNTIES FROM 6AM TUESDAY THROUGH 3PM WEDNESDAY***
TUESDAY: Cloudy with snow likely, rain/sleet mixing in midday, windy.
Wind: NE 10-25 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Snow ending, windy.
Snowfall: 4-9", highest in the southeast.
THURSDAY: Decreasing clouds, cold and windy.