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Traveling for Thanksgiving? Parts of the state could get up to a foot of snow this week

and last updated 2019-11-25 23:31:41-05

It was cloudy but mild today with a high of 53…that is the 3rd 50 degree day in the last 7 days…a November thaw. A weak cold front moved into the area late this afternoon with light rain and sprinkles, and now temps have dropped into the 40s with wind chills in the 30s. Tonight is partly cloudy and frosty with a low of 33 in Milwaukee to 28 inland. Most of Tuesday is ok for travel with clouds and a high of 42. The light rain will move in after 3pm, and downpours and a few t’storms develop in the late evening and overnight. We will see more than 1” of rain by Wednesday morning. That could have been a foot of snow, but we will be too warm. Central and northern Wisconsin are not as lucky…they are expecting 8-12” of snow, and some areas could see even higher amounts by Wednesday late afternoon.

We continue to see light rain early on Wednesday with a light wintry mix in the afternoon with little to no snow accumulation. The big issue on Wednesday is the wind gusty at 35 to 50 mph. Thanksgiving is quiet for travelers with clouds and highs in the upper 30s. That is the quiet day for the holiday weekend. Friday morning has a wintry mix followed by rain likely in the afternoon with a high of 40. The rain continues, and heavy at times, with a high of 43. As the colder air moves in on Sunday, light snow is expected…stay tuned for the weekend forecast.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, cold and frosty
Low: 33
Wind: W 5-10 mph

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with light rain after 4pm.
Heavy rain and t’storms overnight
High: 42
Wind: NNE 5-15 mph

WEDNESDAY: Morning rain, then light afternoon mix and very windy
High: 47 midday, then 36 by 5pm
Wind: WSW 25-45 mph gusting to 50 mph

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy and chilly
High: 37
Wind: NNE 5-10 mph

FRIDAY: Morning mix, then rain likely
High: 40
Wind: SE 5-10 mph

SATURDAY: Rain likely and breezy
High: 43
Wind: SE 10-20 mph

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