Winter Storm: These cities have declared a snow emergency in Southeast Wisconsin

Winter Weather Advisories were issued for Southeast Wisconsin on Thursday and Friday.
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Posted at 11:07 AM, Mar 09, 2023

As snow emergencies are declared, TMJ4 News will update this article with the latest.

With several inches of snow expected Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory issued for most of Southeast Wisconsin, some local cities are preemptively issuing snow emergencies.

Snow is expected to arrive Thursday evening between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. It might start as a rain and snow mix before turning completely to snow. It will continue to fall steadily throughout the night and into Friday morning. TMJ4 meteorologists are predicting that most of the snow will stop falling by mid-morning, but some lake effect snow showers could develop Friday afternoon. Snow is expected to be the heaviest between 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday.


Total snow will range from four to eight inches for all of southeastern Wisconsin, with the lightest amounts inland and the highest amounts closer to the lake. TMJ4 meteorologists say it will be neutral snow, not dry and fluffy nor heavy and wet.

Drivers should be prepared for travel impacts beginning late Thursday evening. The highest impact is expected to be during the Friday morning commute.

Snow emergencies have been declared in these areas

  • City of Fort Atkinson
    • The City of Fort Atkinson has declared a Snow Emergency to take effect Friday at 12 a.m. until Friday at 12 p.m.
    • All vehicles must be removed from public streets and alleys.
  • Village of Greendale
    • The Village of Greendale has issued a Snow Emergency beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. Friday.
    • Parking is prohibited on village streets. Cars are subject to tickets and towing if left on the roads.
  • City of Greenfield
    • A Snow Emergency has been issued for the City of Greenfield beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday and continuing through 6 p.m. on Friday
    • The city said the move was out of an abundance of caution
  • Milwaukee County
    • County Executive David Crowley has declared a snow emergency for Milwaukee County beginning at 6 a.m. Friday through 12 a.m. on Saturday.
    • During this time, non-essential departments will be closed.
  • Village of Pleasant Prairie
    • A Snow Emergency has been declared in the Village of Pleasant Prairie beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday until noon Saturday.
    • No parking is allowed on village streets during the emergency.
    • For more information on snow and ice removal plans, visit
  • City of Racine
    • A Snow Emergency has been declared in Racine beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday and continuing until noon on Friday.
    • Parking is prohibited on city streets during the emergency. Cars will be ticketed and subject to towing.
  • City of Sheboygan
    • The City of Sheboygan has issued a snow emergency beginning at 10 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Village/Town of Somers
    • A Snow Emergency will be in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday through noon Friday.
    • Paring is prohibited on roadways during the emergency.
  • City of West Allis
    • The City of West Allis has issued a Snow Emergency beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday and continuing through 3 p.m. on Saturday.
    • All parking is prohibited on emergency thoroughfares during the emergency.

    WINTER STORM WARNING in effect for the following counties from 6 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha. Six to eight inches of snow is expected with higher amounts near 10 inches possible. Dangerous travel conditions are expected.

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect for the following counties from 6 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, and Walworth. Four to six inches of snow is expected and will cause dangerous travel conditions.

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