A massive storm is passing to our southeast, bringing wintry weather from Kentucky through Maine. Snow totals could top a foot in some locations and bring severe weather to the Carolinas where the air is warmer. That same system is bringing cloud cover and strong NE winds to southeast Wisconsin today. Despite temperatures being close to freezing, sustained winds at 15-25mph will keep wind chills close to 20 degrees so bundle up! Because the wind is from the northeast, a few lake effect flurries or light snow showers are possible but accumulations will be very light and mainly limited to the lakefront. Flurries diminish tonight but the clouds hang around, helping keep temperatures at bay overnight. Lows drop into the teens inland but stay in the 20s at the lakefront as winds die down.
Thursday will be the pick day of the week with partly cloudy skies, lighter winds and seasonable highs near 31 degrees. There's a disturbance that will bring a few flurries Thursday night but the best chance to see accumulating snow is on Friday when snow showers are expected throughout the day. Most locations will pick up one to three inches of snow with lighter totals expected along the Illinois border. A few flakes linger into Saturday before slightly cooler air pushes in for next week with highs only in the 20s.
HERE'S YOUR LATEST STORM TEAM WEATHER FORECAST FOR MILWAUKEE
AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN BY JESSE RITKA
TODAY: Cloudy and windy with lake effect light snow showers possible.
Little accumulation at lakefront.
Wind: NE 15-25 mph, Gusting to 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a few flurries diminish.
Low: 24 Lakefront... 18 Waukesha & inland.
Wind: NNE 10-15 mph.
THURSDAY: Partly cloudy, not as windy.
Wind: N 5-15 mph.
THUR NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a few flurries.
Low: 25 Lakefront... 20 Waukesha & inland.
Wind: N 5-15 mph.
FRIDAY: Cloudy with snow showers possible.
New snowfall accumulation: 1" - 3".
Wind: E 5-10 mph.