It has been a chilly Monday with highs in the 20s despite some sun and a light breeze. Tonight stays mostly cloudy and cold with lows in the teens in Milwaukee to single digits inland...at least the wind is calm. After a chilly start to the morning, gusting SE winds develop around 30 mph and warm us up into the mid 30s. Obviously it won't feel that warm with the wind and a mostly cloudy sky. We stay mild Tuesday night with lows in the 30s and a gusty wind, and Wednesday is windy with highs in the mid 40s.
Wednesday is mild, but it is windy and rainy followed by a cold front that drops temps into the mid 30s by late afternoon. As result, that rain changes to wintry mix and then to all snow late Wednesday evening, into Thursday. The track of this storm is still very uncertain, and a bulk of the heavy precipitation looks to be staying in Illinois again, but this storm does look to produce some heavy snow during the day on Thursday, especially south of I-94. Areas north of Milwaukee could see 1-4" of snow while areas south get 4-6" with potential higher snow totals near the state line. Again, this forecast could change dramatically over the next 24 hours which changes snow totals. Either way, parts of the area will see the heaviest snow of the season so far, but that isn't saying much. Thursday is only in the 20s with gusty winds, and Friday see some sun with highs in the 20s.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and chilly
Low: 17 Lakefront....7 Inland
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, windy and warmer
Wind: SE 15-30 mph
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy, windy, rainy and mild...changing to snow by evening
High: 46...falling to mid 30s by late afternoon
Wind: SW/NW 20-35 mph
THURSDAY: Snow showers likely, windy and colder
Wind: NNW 15-30 mph
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy and chilly
Wind: SW 15-20 mph
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and chilly
Wind: WNW 15-20 mph