Storm Team 4
Another winter storm in the history books, but warmer temperatures are on the way
MILWAUKEE - The Winter Weather Warnings and Advisories that were supposed to last until midnight have been canceled as of 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The snow is over with the exception of a few flurries bands early Wednesday across southeast Wisconsin. The skies will still have a few clouds but temperatures will start a slow rise into the coming weekend when we see maximums around forty degrees once again.
The next storm which appears in Milwaukee on Sunday should have more rain than snow for southeast Wisconsin.
The first five days of this month has seen high temperatures in the twenties and thirties and more than four inches of snow. Last year the first five days of March also experienced chilly high temperatures in the twenties and thirties and five inches of snowfall. However, on March 6 of 2012 the high temperature in Milwaukee was sixty-six degrees and the rest of the month is history as it turned into the warmest March on record for Milwaukee.
After March 6, 2012 there was only one more day in the thirties, with the remainder above forty degrees. Never before has March in Milwaukee recorded seventeen days above sixty degrees, and twenty-one days above fifty degrees where the normal high temperatures are in the thirties and forties.
There were also nine days above seventy degrees, and the record warmest for the month of March with a high temperature of eighty-four degrees on the 21st.
Scattered flurries and light snow will linger until noon on Wednesday, otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s.
Thursday and Friday will be very nice with highs in the mid to upper 30s and plenty of sun.
A huge warm up is expected for the weekend with highs in the 40s and a chance for rain late in the day on Saturday and a wintry mix Saturday night and early Sunday.
It changes back to rain Sunday afternoon with highs in the lower 40s.
Storm Team 4Cast:
Tuesday night: Snow and blowing snow, eventually tapering off.
New snow accumulation: About 1"
Lows: 25 Lakefront... 19 Waukesha & Inland.
Wind: N at 10-20 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered light snow showers before noon
Wind: N at 10-15 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with flurries.
Lows: 21 Lakefront... 13 Waukesha & Inland.
Wind: N at 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and seasonal
Wind: NE 5-10 mph