A cold front is approaching from the northwest while a major storm system is passing to our south, we are in between the two with temperatures above freezing so we may see some sleet and rain mix in with the initial snow moving in this evening. This will transition quickly to snow and become widespread by 9pm this evening as temperatures begin falling fast with cold air nudging in. You should try to shovel in the morning because that's when temperatures will be the warmest as they will fall from the high of 17 degrees early down to 10 degrees by 5pm. The wind will be strong, gusting to 30mph, and that could cause some blowing snow for the morning commute as the snow wraps up by 9am. The rest of Thursday is just cold and windy with subzero wind chills expected to worsen as the day progresses despite some clearing late.
Thursday night will be the coldest night of the season with our first subzero low temperature of -2 degrees in Milwaukee, even colder inland. The wind will still be breezy on Friday morning so wind chills will be in the teens below zero, bundle those little love bugs up as they head off to school for Valentine's Day. Mostly sunny skies are expected on Friday but it won't feel as nice as it will look outside with a high of 16 degrees, feeling as warm as zero by the afternoon as the wind begins to diminish.
This is a quick blast of cold air as temperatures warm up for the weekend, even though it will be breezy on Saturday the high will bump up to 34 degrees with a chance for light snow by the afternoon. Sunday is looking drier with partly cloudy skies and seasonal temps near freezing.
TONIGHT: Snow likely, windy, cold.
Wind: Bec. N 10-20 mph, Gusts: 30mph.
THURSDAY: Snow ending then cold and windy.
High: 17...falling to 10 by 5pm
Wind: N 10-20 mph, Gusts: 30mph.
Chills: 0 to -10.
Total snow: 1-3", isolated 4".
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly.
Wind: Bec. SW 5-15 mph.
Chills: -5 to -15.
SATURDAY: Increasing clouds with PM snow, breezy.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy and seasonal.