Up to 6" snow expected to fall, then arctic blast strikes Milwaukee

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Up to 6" snow expected to fall, then arctic blast strikes Milwaukee

By the WTMJ News Team. CREATED Jan 30, 2013

MILWAUKEE - A winter storm warning has been placed in effect until 6:00 p.m. for Dodge, Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties.

A winter weather advisory has been placed in effect until 6:00 p.m. for Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth and Washington Counties.


The powerful cold front that slammed into our area last night has shifted our winds around to the northwest ushering in another Arctic blast. 

This will be a day of transition as readings drop through the 20s on the way to a low in the single digits tonight. 

Meantime the precipitation has also made a significant transition from rain to snow. 

A sloppy accumulation could top out at up to 6 inches in the far north with much less accumulating in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro areas and south.

Most locations across Southeast Wisconsin will end up with 1 to 3 inches of snow when all is said and done. 

Bitter cold and brutal winds remain intact through the end of the work week with highs not even reaching double digits on Friday.

Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

Today: Windy and colder with rain changing to snow early
1"-3" south & east, 3"-6" north & west
High:  Near 33 early then falling through the 20s
Wind: NNW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph

Tonight: Snow showers and flurries diminishing, windy, & much colder
Low:  Near 7
Wind: NW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph
Wind Chill to -10

Thursday: Partly-mostly cloudy, windy, & bitter cold with patchy flurries
High:  Near 13
Wind: WNW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph
Wind Chill to -10

Thursday night: Early flurries then becoming clear to partly cloudy and frigid
Low:  Near -2
Wind: NW 15-20 mph gusting to 30 mph
Wind Chill to -15

Friday: Mostly sunny and bitter cold
High:  Near 7