From 30s to 60s In A Week
No doubt, winter is overstaying its welcome. Although the snowfall was pretty, the endless gray around is a little depressing. Fear not my friends, spring is about to make a return, not just a cameo, like we've had so far.
April is a month of change. Average highs move from the upper 40s to around 60 by the end of the month. Likewise, the average monthly snowfall of two inches doesn't generally stick around too long. We've already picked up an inch of snow in Milwaukee today and the monthly tally is at 2.7". Some places across our north may see two, three, possibly up to four inches by the end of today, in places throughout Sheboygan county. Locations across the Northwoods of the state have reported as much as five inches of snowfall today. I think it's safe to say most of us have achieved the average snowfall for the month just on today's snow storm. The good news is that this may very well be the last of the accumulating snow for the season. The cold, however, will stick for just a bit longer.
Sunshine will return on Saturday, but it will be a cold start. Morning temperatures look to fare somewhere in the lower part of the 20s and with some residual wind, could be feeling like the single-digits. As the morning wears on, the wind should ease, but temps will only top out in the mid range 30s. While Sunday should be much milder, we'll be monitoring another system. Due to the early arrival, we could see a little light wintry mix, but should then transition to rain by 8AM. Despite the clouds and showers, we should still see highs push into the upper 40s.
Take a look at the graphic below. You can see the first three days of next week still look to feature highs in the upper 40s. That will maintain our below average temperature rut we've been stuck in. Beyond Wednesday, we finally turn the corner to above average temps. And there's no sign of a cool down! The icing on the cake is that through that mild stretch we'll also be enjoying plenty of sun. The next chance for wet weather comes Sunday, the 17th. It will be a day to watch as storms look possible. Back to spring we go!!
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld