John Malan's Storm Team 4Cast for 2/9/13

Colorado Low on its way, rain expected over the weekend

CREATED Feb 8, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Sunshine returns Saturday as we get a break between all those storm systems of the past nine days. The five low pressure systems were from Canada and called Alberta Clippers, but that pattern has changed and the next low pressure system moves in from the southwest and is called a Colorado Low. Temperatures should be right around the freezing mark in Milwaukee, and we will see the clouds from that next storm roll in late Saturday or Saturday tonight. The southern low pressure system brings a morning wintry mix for Sunday and rain by the afternoon for Milwaukee.

The snowstorm that hit on Thursday brought the monthly snowfall for Milwaukee to just over ten inches, the first above normal monthly snow total this Winter season. Total snowfall in Milwaukee Thursday and Thursday night was 5.8 inches, the largest twenty-four hour snowfall this season. Prior to that Thursday storm the greatest snowfall was recorded on Dec. 29 with only 3.1 inches. That singular snow event was greater than the whole January monthly snow total which was only 4.5 inches. December snowfall was seven inches which is three inches below normal, with no measurable snow in November.

Seasonal snowfall for Milwaukee is up to 21.5 inches, which is still nearly 10 inches below normal through this date.