The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for April weather in January with highs in the lower 50s, sunshine and a light breeze. The cold front is already in Western Wisconsin and will cool Milwaukee into the upper 20s overnight with light snow developing well after midnight...just a dusting by the morning commute.
The snow continues throughout the day with 2-4" of accumulation and temperatures dropping into the lower 20s and winds gusting to near 30 mph creating blowing and drifting snow. The evening commute will be messy and slow.
The snow continues Thursday night with an additional 1-3" of accumulation and very windy conditions as gusts approach 35 mph creating low visibilities. Lows will be in the teens and wind chills slightly below zero.
Light snow continues Friday morning with less than an inch of accumulation for totals of around 4-7" in most areas by midday Friday. Highs will be in the lower 20s and winds will be gusty, putting wind chills near 0.
Another weak storm system moves in Saturday for some very light snow and highs in the lower 20s. The sunshine returns on Sunday with a light breeze and highs in the upper 20s.
Storm Time Line
Snow begins after Midnight until 7am: Dusting
7am until 5pm Thursday: 2-4" snow Wind NW 15-25 mph
5pm until 7am Friday: 1-3" snow Wind NW 15-30 mph
7am until 12pm Friday: Less than 1" of snow Wind NW 15-25 mph
Snow Totals: 3-7" with isolated higher amounts
***WINTER STORM WATCH FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN***
TODAY: Mostly sunny and still very warm
Wind: S-5 mph
TONIGHT: Becoming cloudy and still mild with snow developing overnight
Dusting of accumulation by morning
Lows: 28 Lakefront...24 Waukesha
Wind: NNW 5-15 mph
THURSDAY: Cloudy, foggy, very windy, and much colder
Snow likely with blowing snow
Snow Accumulation: 2"-4"
Wind: NW 10-20 mph gusting to 30 mph
Wind Chills: Single digits
THU NIGHT: Cloudy, very windy and colder with more snow and blowing snow
Snow Accumulation: 1"-3"
Wind: NW 15-25 mph gusting to 35 mph
Wind Chills: 0 to -5
FRIDAY: Lingering light snow and flurries before noon, then mostly cloudy, windy and cold
Snow Accumlation: Less than 1"
Wind: NW 15-25 mph