Storm Team 4Cast for 1/23/13

Temps to climb into upper teens Wednesday

CREATED Jan 22, 2013

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Warmer air rolls back in for Wednesday but temperatures will only rise into the upper teens in Milwaukee.

Photos of John Malan's Jan. 23 forecast

Clouds will be plentiful and there may be a flurry or two across southern Wisconsin. As the temperatures warm over the next couple of days there is a chance for a light snow arriving on Thursday night and Friday morning.

The coldest air of the current winter season hit on Monday and Tuesday, but temperatures are beginning to go back up and we will see thirties by Sunday. Low temperatures on Monday hit two below zero and on Tuesday dropped to five below zero in Milwaukee.

This is the first time since 2009 that we have experienced two consecutive days or more with low temperatures below zero in Milwaukee. The last time we saw an extended period of below zero temperatures was Jan. 14 - 17, 2009.

The high temperature yesterday in Milwaukee was only eight degrees, the coldest high temperatures of eight or colder since Jan. 16, 2009 when the high was only 5 degrees.

The longest streak of consecutive days at or below zero occurred in 1895 when seventeen straight days dropped below zero from Jan. 27 - Feb. 12. The most consecutive hours with below zero temperatures was 113 in Jan. 1912.