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Break Thursday before more rain, snow

Break Thursday before more rain, snow

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Mar 1, 2012

MILWAUKEE - For one day, Southeastern Wisconsin is set get a break from the recent pattern of mixed rain and snow.

Storm Team 4Caster Scott Steele explains that the weather system that rocked Northern Wisconsin with snow, and doused our area with rain, has moved past us.

"Yesterday's big winter storm which brought heavy rain here and heavy, wet snow to Northern Wisconsin has pulled well off to our east," said Steele, who forecasted a cloudy but dry day.

"We'll get a brief break in the action for today, but still deal with plenty of clouds."

Then, precipitation returns Friday to our area, according to Steele. 

"Another disturbance approaches us from the west on Friday and we'll finish the work week with another round of mixed precipitation changing to rain as the mercury rises back to near 40 degrees," explained Steele. 

"That rain will change back to snow late in the day and could have an impact on the evening commute even though accumulations shouldn't be much more than a couple inches or so mainly to the north and west of Milwaukee."

Thursday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

Today: Mostly cloudy and mild
High:  Near 40
Wind:  W 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and warm with a rain/snow mix developing late
Low:  Near 33
Wind:  SE-E 3-8 mph

Friday: Seasonal with rain changing to snow in the afternoon
1"-2" of accumulation possible north and west
High:  Near 38
Wind:  ENE 7-12 mph

Friday night: Windy with snow diminishing, then mostly cloudy and brisk
Low:  Near 27
Wind:  NW 10-20 mph

Saturday: A few rain or snow showers and a bit chilly
High:  Near 35