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More sun for St. Patrick's Day

CREATED Mar 17, 2013
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Top O' the mornin' to ya!  Expect more sunshine throughout this St. Patrick's Day, especially away from Lake Michigan because lake clouds and even a light lake flurry is possible along the shoreline.  Temperatures stay cold for March in southeastern Wisconsin with highs barely scraping the 30 degree mark.  Compare that to last year when temps soared to 74 degrees, just missing the record high of 75 degrees in 2009.  Thus the luck of the Irish in terms of a warm St. Paddy's Day has run out.

Cloud cover increases tonight ahead of our next storm system that will bring light snow throughout the day on Monday.  Most of the morning commute shouldn't be a problem with the majority of the snow falling midday.  Most locations should see one to two inches of snow before 5pm with a few isolated three inch totals possible the further north and west you go.  It will be cool and breezy throughout the day as well.  Temperatures tank Monday night as colder air rushes in, lows drop into the teens and with the wind it will feel more like 0 to -10.

We get stuck in the ice box through the rest of the work week with highs in the 20s and lows in the teens even at the lake.  At least it will be mostly dry throughout the week as high pressure settles in but still no spring warm-up in sight.

HERE'S YOUR LATEST STORM TEAM WEATHER FORECAST FOR MILWAUKEE
AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN BY JESSE RITKA

TODAY: 
   Partly cloudy at the lake, mostly sunny inland, a few lake flurries possible, still cold.
        High:   30.
        Wind:  E 5-15 mph.

TONIGHT:    Increasing clouds and breezy.
        Low:    25 lakefront... 22 Waukesha & Inland.
        Wind:  ESE 10-15 mph.

MONDAY:    Cloudy, cold and breezy with light snow showers.
        New Snowfall Accumulation: 1-3" with heaviest in the north and west.
        High:   36.
        Wind:  SE-SW 10-15 mph.

MON NIGHT:    Decreasing clouds, windy and chilly.
        Lows:  16 Lakefront... 12 Waukesha & Inland.
        Wind chills: 0 to -10.
        Wind:  W 15-20 mph.

TUESDAY:    Partly cloudy, colder and windy.
        High:   28.
        Wind:  W 15-25 mph, Gusting to 30 mph.

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Milwaukee, WI

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