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Southeast Wisconsin weather: Friday to be colder with evening flurries

We still could see gusts up to 50 mph today
and last updated 2021-12-17 21:19:31-05

As expected, last night's severe weather in western WI fell apart before it reached us, but we had the howling wind from the powerful storm system moving through the Midwest.

The peak gust was 66 mph in Sheboygan, 63 mph in Milwaukee and Racine, and everyone else had gusts of 55 mph to 60 mph. Wind damage is widespread and the strong winds all day over 45 mph did not help.

The wind is finally calming down and will be 5-15 mph overnight. It will be a clear and quiet night compared to the loud roar of the wind last night. Today's high temp was 68 at midnight. Not only is that a record for the day, but ties the warmest December day in Milwaukee's history. We were in the 30s all day with wind chills near 20 and a mostly cloudy sky.

The sky is now clear and we will drop into the low to mid 20s by morning. Clouds will increase Friday afternoon with highs in the mid 30s and a light NE breeze.

Those clouds will bring flurries by evening and a chance for a wintry mix overnight into Saturday morning. We could se a dusting to 1" of snow accumulation by midday Saturday. Saturday's high is in the mid 30s.

Sunday is sunny and chilly with a high near 30 after morning lows in the teens. Monday will warm up a little with highs near 40 and a lot of sun. Tuesday and Wednesday are sunny with highs in the 30s, and we could see some light snow on Thursday of next week.

TONIGHT: Clear and cold
Low: 24
Wind: NW 5-15 mph

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy and colder with evening flurries
High: 30
Wind: NNE 5-10 mph

SATURDAY: AM flurries, then mostly cloudy, breezy and cold
High: 34
Wind: NW 15-20 mph

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and cold
High: 31
Wind: SW 5-10 mph

MONDAY: Mostly sunny, windy, and chilly
High: 39
Wind: SW 15-25 mph

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly
High: 34
Wind: NE 5-10 mph

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