Storm Team 4

Up to 6" snow expected to fall, then arctic blast strikes Milwaukee

CREATED Jan 30, 2013

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  • The rain changed to snow around 8 a.m. and temperatures continue to drop, so the forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for 2-4" of snow around Milwaukee and Waukesha with lesser amounts to the south. 3-6" of snow will be common for Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Dodge counties by this afternoon. The continuous moderate snowfall begins to taper off by 2 p.m., and the rest of the afternoon will have scattered light snow showers that will taper off by 6pm and just have flurries through the evening. Meanwhile, temperatures continue to drop and winds increase. Lows tonight will be in the single digits with wind chills around -10.

  • Thursday will be mostly cloudy with flurries and highs in the teens, but brisk winds will keep wind chills below all day. Thursday night will be bitterly cold with lows below zero and wind chills of -15 to -25 by Friday morning. Friday is sunny, but it will be cold with highs in the single digits and wind chills around -10.

  • Saturday morning will have lows near 0 again, bu then the warm up begins with highs near 20 and a few flurries and Sunday will be in the mid to upper 20s. Early next week will be back in the 30s.

  • TODAY: Cloudy, windy and colder with snow and sleet likely. 1"-3" South & East, 3"-6" North & West. High: 35 early then falling through the 20s. Wind: NNW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph

  • TONIGHT: Snow showers and flurries diminishing, then cloudy windy, & cold. Low: 9 lakefront....4 Waukesha. Wind: NW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph. Wind Chill to -10 to -15

  • THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, windy, & bitter cold with patchy flurries. High: 15 Lakefront...10 Waukesha. Wind: WNW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph. Wind Chill -5 to -10

  • THU NIGHT: Evening flurries then becoming partly cloudy and frigid. Low: -2 Lakefront...-7 Inland. Wind: NW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph. Wind Chill to -15 to -25

  • FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and bitter cold. High: 7. Wind: WSW 10-15 mph. Wind Chill: -5 to -10

  • ***WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 6:00pm FOR FOND DU LAC, SHEBOYGAN, & DODGE COUNTIES*** ***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ALL OTHER COUNTIES UNTIL 6:00PM***

MILWAUKEE - A winter storm warning has been placed in effect until 6:00 p.m. for Dodge, Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties.

A winter weather advisory has been placed in effect until 6:00 p.m. for Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth and Washington Counties.


The powerful cold front that slammed into our area last night has shifted our winds around to the northwest ushering in another Arctic blast. 

This will be a day of transition as readings drop through the 20s on the way to a low in the single digits tonight. 

Meantime the precipitation has also made a significant transition from rain to snow. 

A sloppy accumulation could top out at up to 6 inches in the far north with much less accumulating in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro areas and south.

Most locations across Southeast Wisconsin will end up with 1 to 3 inches of snow when all is said and done. 

Bitter cold and brutal winds remain intact through the end of the work week with highs not even reaching double digits on Friday.

Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

Today: Windy and colder with rain changing to snow early
1"-3" south & east, 3"-6" north & west
High:  Near 33 early then falling through the 20s
Wind: NNW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph

Tonight: Snow showers and flurries diminishing, windy, & much colder
Low:  Near 7
Wind: NW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph
Wind Chill to -10

Thursday: Partly-mostly cloudy, windy, & bitter cold with patchy flurries
High:  Near 13
Wind: WNW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph
Wind Chill to -10

Thursday night: Early flurries then becoming clear to partly cloudy and frigid
Low:  Near -2
Wind: NW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph
Wind Chill to -15

Friday: Mostly sunny and bitter cold
High:  Near 7