Storm Team 4: Winter weather advisory tonight, winter storm watch Wed. and Thur.

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  • MILWAUKEE - MILWAUKEE - A winter weather advisory has been issued for Milwaukee, Waukesha, Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington until 9pm tonight.
    A winter storm watch has been issued for:
    - Wednesday evening through Thursday for Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties
    - Thursday for Waukesha, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Walworth and Washington Counties

  • A lobe of low pressure will pass through the region combined with a bump of warmer air leading to more clouds and a potential round of mixed rain and snow around our area mainly in the afternoon. This is just foreshadowing a much more significant storm system later in the week.

  • Computer models are projecting a powerful low to form around the Southern Plains and lift an abundance of moisture into the upper Midwest and Great Lakes. The current track places the storm center in a postion favorable to produce significant accumulation in east central Wisconsin.

  • The precipitation would start as a rain/snow mix Wednesday night and rapidly change over to snow on Thursday, particularly far northwest of Milwaukee with cold air wrapping into the back side of the storm. The farther north and west you live, the heavier and wetter that stuff is going to be.

  • People in Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties could be digging out of more than half a foot of snow. With warm air wrapping in ahead of the low there could be much less accumulation the farther east and South you go.

  • Strong winds could lead to a period of blizzard-like conditions with blowing and drifting snow into Friday. Of course, all of this is predicated on the precise track of the system, so look for several tweaks to the forecast as it gets closer.

  • Today: Mostly cloudy and warmer | Rain/snow mix developing in the afternoon changing to snow | High: Near 36 | Wind: SSE 5-10 mph

  • Tonight: Light snow ending early then mostly cloudy and mild | About an inch of accumulation possible in spots | Low: Near 30 | Wind: NW 5 mph

  • Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and warm | High: Near 40 | Wind: SE 5 mph

  • Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, windy, and warm with a rain/snow mix developing | Low: Near 34 | Wind: E 10-20 mph

  • Thursday: Rain/snow mix changing to snow and windy | POSSIBLE accumulation of 4"-9" far Northwest...1"-4" to the south and east | High: Near 38