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  • A littkle sunshine and seasonal temperatures on Tuesday...

    The winds have died down tonight after wind gusts up to fifty miles per hour in Milwaukee on Monday. The clouds will stick around tonight also with only a few breaks by morning. The strong wind shifts to our East tomorrow as a ridge takes over and leads to drier days tomorrow and Wednesday with growing sunshine. Temperatures will still be close to the seasonal average of 31 degrees on Tuesday with partly cloudy skies. High temperatures by Wednesday and Thursday will be getting close to 40 degrees before cold air returns for Friday and the weekend. There are no major storms in sight.

  • Windy Day

    The rain has finally stopped, but the forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for flurries and scattered light snow with just a dusting of accumulation, clouds and gusty winds up to 40 mph. As a result, all of SE Wisconsin is under a wind advisory until 3pm this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 30s, but wind chills will be in the teens.

  • Whippin' Winds & Few Flakes

    An upper level low combined with some surface energy on the back side of yesterday's departing storm, along with a growing Northwest flow will lead to a good deal of cloudiness to kick off the work week. Look for periods of snow showers and flurries with some minor accumulation in spots. All of this shifts to our East tonight as a ridge takes over and leads to drier days tomorrow and Wednesday with growing sunshine. Temperatures will slide a bit from the weekend, but still be close to the seasonal average 31 degree high temperature. We're monitoring a system which could have an impact on Southeast Wisconsin toward the end of the week, but it doesn't look too significant at this point. Hang on to your hat and have a great work week!

  • Rain Rolls out, Wind Moves in Monday

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for the rest of your Sunday night has the steadier rain moving out, and just some patchy drizzle, or a shower or two. With the mild temperatures and cold snowpack, fog could be an issue. We may mix a little snow in by morning with little to no accumulation by daybreak. Overnight lows will bottom out in the low-30's which is quite mild for this time of year.

  • Light freezing rain changes to rain today

    As temperatures warm to near 40 degrees the precipitation changes all over to rain by the afternoon, we could even top a quarter of an inch or liquid rain through the afternoon so keep the umbrella handy. It will be windy all day as well and stay windy as night falls and temperatures drop to near freezing. As colder air wraps in on the backside of this system we will see any remaining rain shower changing over to light snow through Monday morning. Most spots won't even get an inch of snow through Monday, it will just be windy with a few scattered light snow showers.

  • Light Freezing Rain over to Rain Sunday

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for the rest of your Saturday night will be quiet with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Over the night, temperatures will not be that cold with lows in the mid-20's.

  • A quiet day

    After the fog diminishes, we'll see a quiet and mild day with mostly to partly cloudy skies and slightly warmer temperatures, in the low 30s. Cloud cover increases tonight as yet another storm system approaches. Overnight lows will be in the mid to upper-20s.

  • Sunshine to start the weekend, rain will end it...

    The clouds are sticking around at times tonight and the temperatures will be cold over the new snow cover. Look for low temperatures in the middle teens near the lake and single digits well inland. Saturday will be the calm before the storm with a little sunshine and high temperatures around thrity-three degrees. It won't be long before the next storm system sets its sites on Southeast Wisconsin. We'll see clouds increasing Saturday night as low pressure lifts more moisture and even warmer air toward southeast Wisconsin. Sunday could be a bit of a mess with a wintery mix of precipitation changing over to rain as temperatures climb close to 40 degrees.

  • Sun to Come

    Yesterday's Wintery mess is history as high pressure continues building into the area today offering a break in the week's very active weather pattern. Look for decreasing clouds and plenty of sunshine developing today and continuing tomorrow with temperatures hovering near seasonal averages about 30 degrees. It won't be long before the next storm system sets its sites on Southeast Wisconsin, though. We'll see clouds increasing Saturday night as low pressure lifts more moisture and even warmer air toward the region. Sunday could be a bit of a mess with a wintery mix of precipitation changing over to rain as temperatures climb closer to 40 degrees. Enjoy the coming sunshine and have a great weekend!

  • Snow!

    The snow arrived around 9am and the forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for the snow to continue for the rest of today and into tonight with 4-7" of accumulation by midnight. The heaviest snow will be from now until 7pm so the commute will be slow. This is a heavy wet snow compared to the past few snow events.

  • Winter Wallop

    Another low pressure center is tracking right over head and as expected began producing a Wintery mix of precipitation overnight North of Milwaukee. The bulk of the mess will happen during the mid to late morning and afternoon today. This system is different from the other clipper storms earlier in the week for a few reasons. First, the atmosphere has warmed and that's also led to significantly more moisture to work with. Not only does that mean more snow than the previous disturbances, but also a different type of snow. This round will be a heavier, wetter batch making it noticable more difficult to move around. At the same time, this storm will see more vigorous forcing in the atmosphere from another developing low pressure coming at us from the Southwest that strengthens almost on top of us. The snow will diminish and taper off tonight. Tomorrow and Saturday look to be quiet with yet another storm set to approach on Sunday. That one should be more of a rain and snow mix. Stay safe in the slick conditions!

  • The largest snowfall for Milwaukee this winter is on the way...

    A mixture of snow, sleet and rain or freezing rain moves through tonight although most will not accumulate until after about 4 or 5 am in the morning. An 1" of snow is expected by morning and the system grows more vigorous tomorrow with an additional 3-5" of snowfall during the daylight hours. This snow will be a heavier, wetter snow than the previous couple of systems. There is a winter storm warning for all of southeast Wisconsin from 6am Thursday until midnight. Total snowfall will generally range from four to seven inches with a little less near the lake and south of Milwaukee. Seasonably mild air will continue working its way eastward as temperatures moderate through the 30's during the next several days.

  • Winter Storm Warning

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for the clouds to return after a sunny start to the day, and more light snow and flurries after 4pm with a dusting of snow this evening. Highs today will be near 30 and lows tonight stay in the upper 20s. The light snow continues overnight with 1-2" of accumulation by morning. With temperatures near freezing, sleet and freezing rain could mix with the snow south of Milwaukee.

  • Brief Break

    At last, we'll get a break in the action for the fast moving series of compact snow-makers. High pressure builds into our region today and ushers in more sunshine and a dry midweek Wednesday. That respite will be short lived though as another low pressure center rapidly approaches us from the Northwest. This latest system will start spreading light snow into the area as early as this evening and the snow may mix with sleet and freezing rain for a period tonight. The system grows more vigorous tomorrow with some significant additional snowfall accumulations likely. This snow will be a heavier, wetter snow than the previous couple of systems. More mild air will continue working its way Eastward as temperatures moderate through the 30s during the next several days. Have a great Wednesday and get ready for the next round of Winter weather!

  • A break from the snowy pattern with sunshine on Wednesday...

    Clouds will break up later tonight and the clearing skies will allow temperatures to fall rapidly by morning. Overnight low temperatures will be in the teens lakeside to single digits inland with wind chils at time near zero degrees. Tomorrow is a break in the action with some sunshine and high temperatures just over 30 degrees. Then the progressive northwestern jet stream pattern pushes in another disturbance rapidly by tomorrow night and Thursday. This storm system has the potential for more than the general two inches that has been falling from the past four low pressure system during the past week. At least warmer air settles in also with high emperatures in the thirties through the weekend.

  • Snow Ending

    After a quick 1-2" of snow, the forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for cloud and flurries with highs in the upper 20s for the rest of Tuesday. The sky will clear tonight and lows will drop into the single digits away from the lake with wind chills near 0.

  • "Ding..." Next Round

    The next in a series of compact storm systems has already arrived in our region. We'll see periods of light snow through much of the day with a couple inches of accumulation by the time all is said and done. As the upper level winds become more "zonal" or West to East, temperatures will begin moderating, approaching seasonal averages around 30 degrees or better. Tomorrow is a break in the action with some sunshine. Then the progressive pattern pushes in another disturbance rapidly by tomorrow night and Thursday. Associated precipitation will be another couple inches of light snow. Have a great Tuesday!

  • More snow for Milwaukee on Tuesday...

    Clouds roll in tonight and the snow will not be far behind. Light, fluffy snow will be moving from northwest to souheast avcross the area around daybreak. Overnight low temperatures will be in the single digits, but the winds will be rather light so wind chills will not be much of a factor. There could be a dusting in Milwaukee between 6am and 7am, but the bulk of Tuesday's general two inches of snow will fall between 8am and 3pm. Warmer auir moves in with the next storm system taking temperatures into the mid to upper-twenties. The warm-up continues on Wednesday and through the end of the week with igh temperatures back into the thirties.

  • More Snow Tonight

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for the light morning snow to taper off to flurries the rest of the day with highs near 20 and wind chills in the single digits. We might even get to see a little bit of sun late this afternoon.

  • Nickel & Dimed By Snow

    We continue in a very quick atmospheric pattern which means a lot of frequent changes in conditions, just as we witnessed over the weekend. We'll begin with some light snow for the first half of Monday as another "quick-hitter" pulls away from the area. The next disturbance will be a bit more vigorous and should lead to more light snow through much of the day tomorrow. At the same time, the upper level winds will flatten out somewhat leading to a continued slight moderating trend in temperatures. By midweek our readings will finally return to seasonal averages in the upper 20s to about 30 degrees. Have a great work week!

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