Winter Storm Warning in effect now

The latest Northeast Wisconsin weather forecast from Storm Team 5…

A WINTER STORM WARNING HAS GONE INTO EFFECT UNTIL 1PM TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

As we head through this evening, low pressure to our south will continue to push in a wintry mess. This system will also push in a strong northeasterly wind with gusts reaching upwards of 50mph. This will create blowing snow and visibility will keep deteriorating overnight.

Temps will continue to drop this evening and this will keep making the switch over from rain to snow showers. The heaviest of snow and worst of this system will happen this evening as well through early tomorrow morning. Most areas total about 6-9″, with the Lakeshore and further out west totaling slightly less.

Now, the trouble this system is brining is temps are hovering right around 32 degrees. All day long, these warmer temps have created snow melting on surfaces on impact because of temps so warm. As snow becomes heavier into tonight and we start accumulating, warmer temps will create a melting and compacting of snow pack on ground, so totals will slowly, but gradually accumulate. Moreover, when temps hover around 32 degrees, we get those heavy, wet flakes that makes roads and surfaces icy/slick/slushy. Expect tough travel all night long and continuing into tomorrow morning.

Heavy snow will slowly start to taper tomorrow morning and then more steady lighter snow will stick overtop of us through the afternoon tomorrow. Snow chances remain through tomorrow night, however. By Thursday morning, we are still keeping the chance for snow, but it will be significantly lighter, and will likely not accumulate anymore. Into Thursday afternoon, temps will warm back into the low 40s and we then transition from flurries to light sprinkles. By Thursday night, we are quiet with more sunshine on the way in to end the work week.

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