Storm Team 4
Cooler than normal, 'but at least it won't be snowing'
Highs were only in the mid 30s on Thursday, but the sun and light wind made it feel very nice and we melted a lot of snow.
The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for lows near 20 along the lake Thursday night and in the teens inland with some patchy fog developing late.
The fog will quickly burn off and leave plenty of sun for Friday, along with a light SE wind and highs near 40.
Clouds increase Friday with lows in the mid 20s as the next storm system moves in from the southwest.
Saturday will be cloudy and mild with highs near 40, but grab an umbrella as rain is likely throughout the day.
There is a slight chance for sleet and freezing rain early Saturday morning, but it will quickly change to rain and stay rain Saturday night and for most of Sunday.
This could have easily been a foot of snow, but it will be in the low to mid 40s on Sunday.
Colder air move sin late in the day on Sunday, and as temps drop into the 30s, some light snow will mix with the rain....no accumulation is expected.
Next week looks quiet and mild with highs in the 40s except on Monday.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and cool with patchy fog, Lows: 22 lakefront... 14 Waukesha and inland, Wind: Becoming Calm.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny with some patchy morning fog, High: 38, Wind: SSE 5-10 MPH. FRI NIGHT: Increasing clouds and seasonal, Low: 25, Wind: SSE 5-10 MPH.
SATURDAY: Cloudy, breezy and mild with rain likely, especially in the afternoon. High: 40, Wind: SE 10-20 MPH.
SUNDAY: Cloudy with morning rain gradually changing to a rain/snow mix, High: 45...falling into 30s late
MILWAUKEE - The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for the rest of your Thursday will be pretty nice compared to what we've been seeing.
We're still going to be cooler than average, but at least it won't be snowing. Gradually, we'll see more sunshine as the day goes on with highs in the mid-30's.
Mostly clear skies with a little patchy fog is possible tonight. Overnight lows will bottom out in the low-20's for our lakefront communities and Milwaukee temperatures and mid-teens for Waukesha's temperature and inland areas.
I know it's hard to believe, but we're going to see plenty of sun for your Friday. Highs will top out in the upper-30's, so we'll be doing some melting.
Friday night, the clouds will be on the increase, but it will be quiet. Overnight lows won't be bad in the mid-20's.
Saturday, it looks like things start off okay, but slowly go downhill as the afternoon wears on. We'll see a chance of rain in the afternoon. The better chance of seeing this will be in the west. Highs Saturday will top out around 40.
Rain will be hanging around the area on Saturday night. Current indications have rain totals around a half inch. Flooding doesn't look to be an issue, but the snowpack will take a hit. It is March. Lows will be above freezing in the upper-30's.
Sunday looks like we'll start off with some rain, but gradually that comes to an end as the afternoon wears on. Highs will top out in the low-40's.
Thursday's Storm Team 4Cast from Michael Fish:
Today: Gradually decreasing cloudiness.
Wind: NNE 6-12 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly clear with some patchy fog possible.
Lows: 22 lakefront... 16 Waukesha and inland.
Wind: E 3-8 MPH.
Friday: Mostly sunny with some patchy morning fog.
Wind: SSE 5-10 MPH.
Friday night: Increasing cloudiness.
Wind: SSE 5-10 MPH.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance of an afternoon shower, especially west.
Wind: SE 10-20 MPH.
Sunday: Cloudy with morning light rain gradually tapering off.