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Blizzard may be on the way this week

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Blizzard may be on the way this week

By Scott Steele. CREATED Dec 17, 2012

Dreaming of a White Christmas?  It might happen in a big way.

Several small ripples in the atmosphere over the next couple of days, combined with warmer air approaching Southeast Wisconsin will lead to a good deal of cloudiness to start the work week. 

A low pressure system will swing through the area tomorrow helping to trigger a rain/snow mix as the day progresses. 

There could be a bit of slushy accumulation, but it should not be very significant. 

On the other hand, a potentially huge Winter storm will begin organizing in the Southern Plains and set its sites on our region for Wednesday night through Friday.

The precise track of the storm remains uncertain, but some computer models are showing the potential for very heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions for parts of our area.

Monday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

Today:
Mostly cloudy and seasonal with more sun breaks in the pm
High:  Near 35
Wind: NW 3-8 mph

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and mild
Low:  Near 28
Wind: Light

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and warmer with a rain/snow mix developing in the afternoon
High:  Near 41
Wind: S 5-10 mph

Tuesday night: Rain/snow mix ending early then mostly cloudy and mild
Low:  Near 28
Wind: W 3-8 mph

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and warm
High:  Near 40

Scott Steele

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For almost as long as he can remember, Scott Steele wanted to work as a journalist and a meteorologist. At fourteen, Scott became the youngest intern ever to work at WLS-TV in Chicago.