Storm Team 4
Chilly temps for March in Milwaukee
Clouds roll back into Milwaukee Thursday and there will be a little snow under those clouds.
Light snow is possible early and it could mix with rain late, but accumulations will be very minor.
The rain and snow mix may return on Friday as temperatures warm into the upper-thirties or near forty degrees. Colder air then settles back in for the weekend.
On this date twenty years ago in 1993 the”Storm of the Century” or “93 Super Storm” was raging across the eastern United States. It formed in the Gulf of Mexico on the 12th and dissipated over the North Atlantic on the 15th.
The storm had record central pressures, fierce winds and brought heavy snow and tornadoes to the southern United States.
Major wind damage was recorded from the Florida panhandle to New England. Central Alabama and Georgia received six to eight inches of snow while Birmingham was buried under twelve inches of heavy, wet snow.
A line of severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes across Florida that killed dozens of people.
In the eastern United States the storm was responsible for the loss of electric power to over 10 million customers.
This monster storm was experienced directly by nearly 40 percent of the country's population at that time. A total of 310 people lost their lives during this storm.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear early then increasing clouds and cold Low: 18 Lakefront...14 Waukesha Wind: W 5-10 mph
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered light snow before noon, then changing to a mix by afternoon, Accumulation: Less than 1", High: 35, Wind: S 5-10 mph.
THU NIGHT: Mostly cloudy and seasonal, Low: 25, Wind: WNW 5-10 mph
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy and warmer with scattered afternoon rain/snow mix High: 40 Wind: Light
MILWAUKEE - Surface high pressure builds in today, leading to much brighter skies.
We'll remain stuck in a northwest wind flow.
That chilly breeze will once again suppress temperatures.
Maximum mercury will be just below freezing, well short of the 41 degree average for this time of year.
Milder air swings back into our area by week's end with seasonal readings.
After a quiet day, look for a couple of small disturbances bringing a bit of snow and a rain snow mix Thursday and again later on Friday, though these doesn't appear to be very significant events.
Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:
Today: Mostly sunny, breezy, and cold
High: Near 30
Wind: NW 10-15 mph
Tonight: Clear early then increasing clouds and cold
Low: Near 18
Wind: W 3-8 mph
Thursday: Patchy morning snow changing to a mix by afternoon & bit warmer
High: Near 34
Wind: S 5-10 mph
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy and more mild
Low: Near 25
Wind: W 3-8 mph
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a rain/snow mix possible and even warmer
High: Near 40