Storm Team 4
Clouds and cold on their way, bringing more snow
John Malan reports the forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for a blue sky for the first time since last Friday, but it will be cold with highs near 30 and wind chills in the teens. Video by wtmj.comvideo
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-30s or near 40 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"
Wind: S 5-10 mph
THU NIGHT: Mostly cloudy and seasonal
Wind: WNW 5-10 mph
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy and warmer with scattered afternoon rain/snow mix