Storm Team 4Cast for 1/16/13

Heavy winds today; bitter blast of winter coming

CREATED Jan 16, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - A warm front is helping boost temperatures today into the low 30s for all of southeastern Wisconsin today.

However, the warmer temperatures come at a price. 

It will be very windy today with a southwest wind at 10-20 mph, some gusts topping 30 mph.

The cloud cover will be increasing as a cold front approaches, giving us a chance for a few flurries and even a light snow shower possible in the north. 

Flurry chances diminish tonight with seasonal temperatures in the teens.

It will still be breezy overnight and into Thursday when the mercury drops behind the cold front. 

It will be a quick taste of arctic air with 20s and a strong WNW wind although it will be mostly sunny. 

Another warm front bumps highs up to almost 40 degrees on Friday, though again the temperatures come on a strong SW wind. 

Temperatures stay mild for January on Saturday before a cold front swings through at night, sparking off a few more flurries or a light snow shower. 

The impact of this secondary clipper system will be much greater.

Arctic air will settle into southeastern Wisconsin and highs will struggle to even stay in the teens next week.

Add a bit of wind to those temperatures and even in the sunshine it will feel like a bitter blast of winter.

Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Jesse Ritka

Increasing clouds, windy and mild with a few flurries or light snow showers
High:   34
Wind:  SW 10-20 mph, Gusting to 30 mph

Tonight: Evening flurries then mostly cloudy and seasonal
Lows:  16 Lakefront... 12 Waukesha & Inland
Wind:  NW 10-15 mph

Thursday: Mostly sunny, breezy and colder
High:   24
Wind:  WNW 10-20 mph

Thursday night: Partly cloudy and seasonal
Low:    14
Wind:  WNW 5-15 mph

Friday: Partly cloudy, windy and warmer
High:   38
Wind:  SW 10-20 mph, Gusting to 30mph