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Winter storm warning for some counties in Southeastern Wisconsin

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Winter storm warning for some counties in Southeastern Wisconsin

By WTMJ Storm Team 4. CREATED Mar 3, 2013 - UPDATED: Mar 3, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Another winter storm bears down on Wisconsin Tuesday, and this one will be as complex as all the rest over the past several weeks.

Photos of John Malan's full forecast

Tuesday’s low pressure system is broken into two storms, one north that is much weaker and one to the south that will pull down the heaviest snow band from around the Mississippi River through northern Illinois. Moderate to light snow will fall across sections of southeast Wisconsin during the day ending after midnight tonight. Strong easterly winds will blow around the powdery snow in southern Wisconsin.

It seems like a winter pattern has developed across southeast Wisconsin with a feat of famine winter snow season. Last year the winter season started out with little to no snow before January 1st, with only 1.2 inches accumulating before the New Year. The remainder of the twenty-eight inches of snow for the season came after January 1st. This winter season we also started out with well below normal snowfall through February 1st, with only 11.9 inches accumulating. Since then more than twenty-six inches of snow has fallen at Mitchell International Airport.

One reason for the lack of early winter snow in Milwaukee is that we have seen little snowfall in October and November over the last twenty years. The last big November snowstorm occurred way back in 1995.

Monday's Storm Team 4Cast:

Today:
Increasing clouds, chance of afternoon flurries or light snow shower.
High:   31.
Wind:  ESE 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Snow showers develop in southwest, become more widespread after midnight.
New snowfall accumulations: Tr. - 1"
Low:    26.
Wind:  E 10-15 mph.

Tuesday: Breezy with snow and blowing snow, some may be heavy at times.
New snow accumulation: 4-7" with some locally heavier amounts.
High:   30.
Wind:  ENE 10-20 mph.

Tuesday night: Snow and blowing snow, eventually tapering off.
New snow accumulation: 1-2", bringing storm totals between 6-10" with higher amounts possible.
Lows:  26 Lakefront... 22 Waukesha & Inland.
Wind: N 10-20 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with light morning snow diminishing.
High:   34.
Wind:  N 10-15 mph.