Snow to hamper your commute before wind chills plummet

Snow to hamper your commute before wind chills plummet

By Scott Steele. CREATED Mar 18, 2013

MILWAUKEE - The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for 1-2" of light snow across most of the area by this evening with highs in the lower 30s.  That is about 10 degrees below normal, but warm enough for salt to keep the main streets just wet.  By the way, 1 year ago today it was 79 degrees...today's weather is closer to normal for this time of year.

Flurries continue tonight, and lows drop into the teens behind the storm system.  In addition, westerly winds increase to 20-30 mph dropping wind chills to 5 below zero.

Flurries linger into Tuesday morning before afternoon sunshine and highs only in the upper 20s.  The winds will be gusting to 40 mph with wind chills in the single digits.

It continues to be windy Tuesday night and wind chills will drop to -5 to -15 by Wednesday morning.  Wednesday will have a lot more sun, but it is still windy and cold with highs only near 20...about 20 degrees below normal.

Milwaukee stays dry, but cold the rest of the week with highs struggling to get to 30.  However, Saturday will be in the upper 30s and Sunday 40 with a rain/snow mix.

Monday's Storm Team 4Cast from Brian Gotter:

Cloudy, damp and cold with light snow
Accumulation: 1-2"   1-3" Fond du Lac and Sheboygan
High:   34
Wind:  E/W 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Cloudy and cold with flurries and very windy
Low:    15 lakefront... 11 Waukesha & Inland.
Wind:  W 15-25 gusting to 30 mph.
Wind chills: -5 to -10

Tuesday: Morning flurries, then clearing, windy and cold
High:   28
Wind:  W 20-30 gusting to 40 mph
Wind Chills: 5 to 10

Tuesday night: Decreasing clouds, windy and chilly.
Lows:  10 Lakefront... 6 Waukesha & Inland.
Wind chills: -5 to -15.
Wind:  WNW 15-25 gusting to 30 mph

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, cold and windy.
High:   21
Wind:  W 15-25 mph gusting to 30 mph.

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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.