Flurries, sub-zero wind chills and a round of snow all on tap this weekend
Welcome to the weekend (almost) when the weather goes from the middle of winter on Saturday to middle of spring by Sunday. First we have to get through Friday which brings a chance for a few snow flurries. Those flurries will fly along a cold front that rolls across southeast Wisconsin from late morning into the early afternoon. If we get some bursts of snow we may see a quick dusting but it shouldn't cause too many issues.
That cold front will really cool temperatures down Friday evening into Saturday morning. With wind gusts over 20 mph wind chills will be a big story through the first half of the weekend. Saturday morning will feature the coldest wind chills in weeks down into teens below-zero for most of the area and even as cold as -20.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Milwaukee on Saturday will be very chilly. Lining up for the parade and grabbing a spot in the morning will feel below-zero with wind chills hovering around 0 for the start of the parade and in the single digits above-zero by the end of it. At least there will be good sunshine all day!
Sunday starts off with its own issues. A clipper will role across the upper Midwest late Saturday night through early Sunday morning bringing the chance for some light snow. This snow may be done by the time many of us wake up Sunday morning but it could bring some light accumulation with some seeing up to an inch of new snow.
Don't bother shoveling any of the snow that does fall Sunday morning as high temperatures in the afternoon rise into the upper 40s with some sunshine. All of that snow will melt. Also expect a decent breeze most of the weekend with gusts between 20-25 mph.
Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend officially at 2 AM Sunday morning which becomes 3 AM as we "spring forward" with the clocks. The sunrise time is an hour later which means it won't rise until after 7 AM Sunday morning, but that later sunset is great happening just before 7 PM.
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