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Did somebody say snow? Northern parts of Wisconsin to see several inches fall Tuesday

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 14:15:01-04

Since last week, Mother Nature has been flirting with us about the possibility of snow. Last week we had a few rounds of rain that mixed with snow at times. And even yesterday, rain briefly changed over to some light snow across southeast Wisconsin. We usually start to see snow around SE Wisconsin around October 22nd but heading into this Tuesday afternoon, the Milwaukee area will see some rain while some accumulating snow moves in up north.

Here’s a look at the RPM computer model at 6:30pm this evening showing a round of light to moderate snow stretching from the Twin Cities to east of Rhinelander. South of Wausau, rain can be expected along with some scattered showers moving into Madison.

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As temperatures get colder tonight the rain/snow line will push a little farther south, changing rain over to snow from La Crosse to Portage and Waupaca counties.

Here’s a look at potential snowfall totals through 11pm tonight.

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Here’s a look at potential rainfall totals through midnight. Most areas across SE Wisconsin will see less than 0.25” but there will be more chances for rain on Wednesday and Thursday; temperatures will be too warm for any frozen precipitation.

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After today, our temperature roller coaster will continue with temperatures warming through Friday. For Thursday and Friday temperatures will range from the 60s to near 70° but as you make your weekend plans, keep in mind that November-like temperatures will return by Saturday.

The image above shows forecasted highs temperatures and weather conditions for Saturday. Most locations across SE Wisconsin can expect partly sunny skies with highs in the 40s while highs up north stay in the 30s under cloudy skies.

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