Storm Team 4

Winter Wonderland!

CREATED Feb. 22, 2012 - UPDATED: Feb. 24, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - As much as 7 inches of heavy wet snow has fallen around southeast Wisconsin.  It made for a slightly messy morning commute.

If you don't have to trudge through it, though, it's actually quite beautiful.  The snow is stuck to nearly everything!

Scott Steele says it won't stay that way.  It will get windy and warmer on Sunday.

9:00 a.m.
The Winter Weather Advisory expires, snow is tapering off.

7:50 a.m.
During the 7:00 a.m. hour, Storm Team 4Caster Scott Steele gave us updates on the levels of snow already fallen, and the expectations of where and how long it would go.

"If you drew a line to Green Bay and Madison, that would be the back edge of the snow," said Steele. describing the places snow was ending during the 7am hour.

He explained that around Sheboygan and north, there had only been reports of 2" of snow...but in Slinger, West Bend, and farther south, there were reports of 5.5" of snow.

"Right to the north of the I-94 corridor, there's still some pretty moderate pockets of snow.  This should diminish as we go through the next 90 minutes."

5:00 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of Southeastern Wisconsin until 9:00 a.m. Friday morning.

The advisory is in effect for Milwaukee, Waukesha, Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth and Washington Counties.

"Several factors contributed to the snow setting its sights back on Southeastern Wisconsin," said Storm Team 4Caster Scott Steele, who forecasts between three and six inches for most of our area, "although the northern sections picking up much less."

He explained that some snow would come during the Friday morning commute, meaning a messy drive for some of us.

"During the morning commute, there will still be some snow falling," said Steele.  "This is going to be that heavy, wet snow that's kind of slushy...it's going to be a little heavier, a little harder to remove from your driveways and your walkways as you shovel it."

Steele tells us snow will last, though perhaps not as heavy throughout Friday.

"We'll have to deal with clouds and lingering scattered snow showers through the day as the low pressure which brought snow to much of our area overnight pulls away from the region," said Steele, who warns of a less snowy, but colder day tomorrow.

"High pressure pushes in tomorrow leading to decreasing clouds and setting up a partly cloudy but chillier Saturday."

Steele tells us that the precipitation Sunday will probably consist of wet, and not white, stuff.

"Another disturbance sets its sight on the area for Sunday, but with temperatures rebounding back to the low 40s, any precipitation should be light rain."

Friday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

Today: Snow gradually diminishing to scattered snow showers
Windy and cooler
High:  Near 35
Wind:  NW 10-20 mph

Tonight: Early snow showers then becoming partly cloudy, windy, and more seasonal
Low:  Near 20
Wind:  NW 10-20 mph

Saturday: Becoming partly cloudy and chilly
High:  Near 31
Wind:  NW 7-15 mph

Saturday night: Partly cloudy and seasonal
Low:  Near 20
Wind:  NW 10-15 mph

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and warmer with a few sprinkles
High:  Near 43

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