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  • Bone Chilling & Snow Soon!

    High pressure is sinking into our region from the North and while that will lead to significantly diminished winds, it will remain rather breezy with wind chill readings to 10 below zero during the day. That's because high temperatures will only reach the upper teens as the coldest part of the air mass passes through the area. Thursday promises to be a period of transition as readings slowly rise and clouds gradually increase ahead of the next storm system. That low pressure will approach from the Southwest and start spreading snow into Southern Wisconsin Thursday night into Friday with several inches of accumulation likely. Have a great Wednesday!

  • More cold on Wednesday before the next storm for Thursday night...

    Skies clear tonight and the winds stay up so temperatures will plummet and wind chills will drop to as low as fifteen degrees below zero. With high pressure building in there should be plenty of sunshine for Wednesday, but temperatures will still be chilly with a high temperature of only around twenty degrees. The sunshine will be short lived as the next low pressure system targets us with a potential for several inches of snow Thursday night into Friday

  • Cold Wind

    The cold wind has arrived and the forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for an arctic blast the next 36 hours. Except for flurries, the snow is over, but temperatures continue to drop into the lower teens with wind chills of 0 to -10 all day thanks to westerly winds of 20-40 mph.

  • Biting Wind & Bitter Cold!

    On the backside of that departing storm system we'll see strong Northwest winds pound our region with gusts to 40 miles per hour today. Combined with a much colder air mass and temperatures topping out at only about 20 degrees look for biting wind chills as low as 10 below zero today and 15 below zero tonight! There will be some patchy snow and blowing snow through the day in all the cold air, though very little accumulation will take place. With high pressure building in there should be plenty of sunshine for Wednesday. That will be short lived as the next more substantial system targets us with a potential for several inches of snow possible late Thursday into Friday. Have a great Tuesday!

  • Big Changes

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for major changes this week starting right away today. It is mild out there right now with highs getting into the low to mid 40s thanks to a southerly wind. However, clouds are on the increase and expect rain showers by the evening commute. The cold front that follows will drastically change the temperatures overnight with lows dropping into the teens and winds gusting to 35 mph that put wind chills near 0. The rain will change to snow tonight, with less than 1" of accumulation.

  • Warm, Windy, & Eventually Wet

    "Double-barreled" low pressure off to our West will merge over Southeast Wisconsin drawing more moisture into the region by this afternoon. An associated cold front will help to kick off rain showers ahead of its passage with strong Southerly breezes boosting temperatures well above average into the 40s. The frigid air behind the front is impressive and will pour in overnight helping to change the rain to snow as we go through the night. Blustery Northwest winds gusting to 40 miles per hour tomorrow will cap our temperatures at a much colder 20 degrees. Some lingering snow showers are likely, though no significant accumulation is expected. It may be a different story late in the week when there could be some accumulating snow Thursday into Friday. Have a great work week!

  • Mild with Rain Developing Monday

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for the rest of your Sunday night, clouds will be building in, but we should stay quiet. Overnight lows will bottom out in the lower-20's before actually rising into the upper-20's by the early morning hours. That's a sign of things changing.

  • More sun with less wind

    This will be the pick day of the entire 7 day planner because the wind will not be as strong, there will be plenty of sunshine and the temperature warms up slightly. Highs in southeast Wisconsin will still be below normal for February but with the sunshine the mid-20s will feel nice. A warm front moves in tonight, increasing the temperatures, clouds and winds overnight.

  • Quiet Sunday, More Active Monday

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for the rest of your Saturday night will be quiet, but cold. Skies will be mostly clear with winds dying down. Overnight lows will bottom out in the upper--single digits for our lakefront communities and Milwaukee temperatures and low-single digits for Waukesha temperatures and inland areas.

  • Quiet but cold weekend

    It will be a cold but quiet weekend in southeastern Wisconsin with highs mainly in the teens today, climbing near 20 degrees in Milwaukee. Partly cloudy skies may produce a few very light flurries throughout the middle of the day, no accumulation is expected. A persistent NW wind at 10 mph will make it feel more like temperatures are in the single digits above and below zero today. Overnight lows drop into the single digits inland with temperatures hovering near 10 degrees at the lakefront. Sunday will be the better day of the weekend with mostly sunny skies, slightly warmer temperatures and a lighter wind becoming south.

  • Cold Wind

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for colder conditions with highs in the mid 20s and wind chills near 10 all day. After a sunny start, clouds will increase across the area and a few flurries are expected this evening and overnight. Lows drop into the single digits inland and around 10 along the lake tonight with with wind chills of 0 to -5 by morning. Saturday will be partly cloudy with flurries and highs in the teens and wind chills in the single digits.

  • More Frigid Friday

    On the back end of a departing storm system we'll still see some clouds to finish the work week with periods of patchy flurries, too. More significant will be the noticably colder temperatures as we briefly tap a chilly air mass sinking Southward from Canada. High pressure working its way in to the Northern Plains and the Great Lakes will lead to somewhat diminished winds and even colder temperatures plummeting to the lower teens. The weekend promises to be quiet with brigher skies by Sunday, but it's a split decision when it comes to temperatures. Saturday will remain frigid with mercury topping out around 20. A more Southerly flow for Sunday will drive readings up dramatically to about 30 degrees. Have a great Friday and a terrific weekend!

  • Get ready for another arctic blast tomorrow...

    The bigger story that comes behind Thursday's storm system is a huge decline in temperatures by the end of the work week. The cold air slips in tonight with breezy northwest winds and partly to mostly cloudy skies and a few flurries. Friday's highs will only be in the lower-20's while Saturday our readings might not even climb out of the teens. If you don't like the cold there's good news, too. This Arctic blast will be brief with readings back into the upper-twenties by Sunday and near forty degrees on Monday.

  • Wet, Windy, & Warm

    The "Clippers" are back. Another fast moving low pressure center is diving toward us from Canada and has already spread some rain, sleet, and snow across the area through the overnight hours. We'll continue to see periods of light rain and snow today, light snow again tonight, and lingering flurries into tomorrow. After all is said and done total accumulations won't amount to very much, maybe an inch. The bigger story comes behind the storm system with a huge decline in temperatures by the end of the work week. Friday's highs will only be in the 20s and Saturday our readings might not even climb out of the teens. If you don't like the cold there's good news, too. This Arctic blast will be brief with readings back to near 30 by Sunday. Have a great Thursday!

  • A weak Alberta Clipper for Thursday and Thursday night...

    The next storm system is another "Alberta Clipper" coming out of the Northwest. It will increase our clouds tonight and spread a bit of light snow into the area by tomorrow morning. Temperatures overnight will be mild due to the cloud cover across southeast Wisconsin. Look for patchy light snow on and off tonight, Thursday and through Friday with very light accumulation. As that low pressure pulls away, the jet stream digs a deep trough into the Great Lakes region ushering in much colder readings for Friday and Saturday. High temperatures on Saturday stay in the teens, but start to warm again on Sunday.

  • Pick Day of Week

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin if for a beautiful February day with sunshine, a light breeze and highs in the upper 30s. The clouds quickly increase this evening as another Alberta Clipper moves in with a light wintry mix after midnight. Expect light snow, sleet and a even a little freezing rain south of Milwaukee, with less than an inch of snow by the morning commute.

  • Brighter & Warmer Wednesday

    The surface ridge passing to our South will help provide more sunshine today. Winds have also diminished significantly from the last couple of days. A pleasantly mild air mass remains in place with readings rising above average in the mid to upper 30s today and tomorrow. The next storm system is another "clipper" coming out of the Northwest. It should increase our clouds tonight and spread a bit of light snow into the area by tomorrow morning. Look for patchy light snow on and off through Friday with limited accumulation. As that low pressure pulls away, the jet stream digs a deep trough into the Great Lakes region ushering in much colder readings for Friday and continuing through the weekend. Enjoy the sunshine!

  • Warmer air arrives for Wednesday and Thursday...

    The skies have cleared toonight and although we have snow cover and clear skies, west to southwest winds will keep low temperatures seasonably mild in the upper-teens inland and low-twenies at the lake. Meantime, a more Southerly component to the wind will usher in another brief warm up with readings in the mid and upper-30's for Wednesday and Thursday. An Alberta Clipper to the north on Wednesday nigh will bring light snow to the area with a dusting to a half inch in Milwaukee. The next disturbance brings a rain/snow mix also on Thursday with little or no accumulation. The clipper brings colder air to the area on Friday and Saturday.

  • Stubborn Clouds

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for the clouds to linger for most of the day with a few flurries and a high near 30. The clouds will gradually begin to clear by evening and overnight, with lows near 20 and a light breeze.

  • Peaceful Period

    High pressure is building in from the West and this should serve to scour out some of Monday's thick cloudiness slowly from West to East. Slowly is the key word though and with so much lingering low level moisture, Eastern communities may stay mired in a good deal of cloudiness much of the day. The building ridge will also begin to diminish our winds from the strong gusts we had to deal with over the last 36 hours or so. While we'll be a bit cooler than yesterday, our readings will remain mild and just about where they should be for this time of year in the low 30s. Meantime, a more Southerly component to the wind will usher in another brief warm up with readings in the mid and upper 30s for midweek. More sunshine on Wednesday will be replaced by the next disturbance and light snow or a rain/snow mix set to arrive by Thursday. Have a great Tuesday!

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