Winter storm warning underway; parts of Milwaukee area to get heavy snow
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MILWAUKEE - A winter storm warning has been issued from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday until 12:00 a.m. Wednesday for Jefferson, Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for that same time period for Milwaukee, Dodge and Waukesha Counties.
The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for more snow and wind with highs near 30 and wind chills in the teens.
Snow accumulation by 6pm will be between 2-4" in Milwaukee and Waukesha, 1-2" to the north and 4-6" to the south and southwest of Milwaukee.
The snow will taper off this evening with less than an inch of additional accumulation and lows near 20.
There will be some blowing and drifting with winds between 10-20 mph.
Scattered flurries and light snow will linger until noon on Wednesday, otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s.
Thursday and Friday will be very nice with highs in the mid to upper 30s and plenty of sun.
A huge warm up is expected for the weekend with highs in the 40s and a chance for rain late in the day on Saturday and a wintry mix Saturday night and early Sunday.
It changes back to rain Sunday afternoon with highs in the lower 40s.
Tuesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Brian Gotter:
Today: Cloudy and windy with snow and blowing snow.
New snow accumulation: 2-4"
Heavier amounts to the south and southwest of Milwaukee.
Wind: ENE at 10-20 mph, Gusting to 25mph.
Tonight: Snow and blowing snow, eventually tapering off.
New snow accumulation: About 1"
Lows: 25 Lakefront... 19 Waukesha & Inland.
Wind: N at 10-20 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered light snow showers before noon
Wind: N at 10-15 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with flurries.
Lows: 21 Lakefront... 13 Waukesha & Inland.
Wind: N at 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and seasonal
Wind: NE 5-10 mph