The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for a lot of sun, but that is false advertising because it remains cold with highs near 20 and wind chills near 0 all day. Tonight will be clear and cold as lows drop back into the single digits with wind chills slightly below zero as the wind becomes light.
A powerful storm system is moving out of the southern plains on Thursday and will increase our clouds throughout the day as highs get into the mid to upper 20s. Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas will get more than a foot of snow, but the storm then starts to weaken as it moves into Wisconsin, but we still get snow.
Flurries and light snow begin after 8pm on Thursday evening with a dusting of accumulation by midnight. The heaviest snow will fall from midnight until 7am with 2-4" of accumulation and then an additional 1-2" of snow all day Friday. Most of the area will see 3-5" of snow, with a little less to the south and a little more to the north. Highs on Friday will e in the low to mid 30s with a wind at 10-15.
The weekend still looks great with sunshine and highs in the in the low to mid 30s.
The next storm system arrives for Monday and Tuesday with a rain/snow mix as highs get close to 40.
TODAY: Mostly sunny, breezy, & cold
Wind: NW 10-15 mph
Wind chills near 0
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and still very cold
Low: 10 Lakefront...0 Inland
Wind: N 5-10 mph
Wind chills -5 to 5
THURSDAY: Increasing clouds and a bit warmer
Wind: NE 10-15 mph
Wind chills in teens
THU NIGHT: Snow developing,especially after midnight, breezy, and warmer
Accumulations 2"-4" by morning
Wind: E 10-20 mph
FRIDAY: Cloudy, foggy and mild with light snow showers
Accumulation: 1-2" by 5pm
Wind: SE 10-15 mph