Mid Afternoon Update: Light showers this afternoon with Friday's system trending more towards rain

NOW: Mid Afternoon Update: Light showers this afternoon with Friday’s system trending more towards rain

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Updated: March 17th 2:10 pm:

Light showers are tracking across our northern counties this afternoon as a cold front has stalled across far SE WI. These light showers will continue off and on into tonight.

Friday's system is trending a bit farther north, which will bring warmer air into southeast Wisconsin and keep precipitation primarily rain for most. That being said, folks in Dodge, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, and northern Washington counties could see a rain/wet snow/sleet mix or fluctuation back & forth between precipitation types at times.

A couple of slushy inches of accumulation are possible in these locations. There may be a very brief period of slushy snow early Saturday morning as the system pushes east and colder air moves in from the west, but no real impacts are expected.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! We stay mild today with highs in the 50s but a few rain showers are possible as well. The rain showers probably don't arrive until the afternoon and evening. It does look like we stay mostly dry from late this evening through early tomorrow morning before a little more mix arrives.

Any rain that arrives for Thursday doesn't amount to much with less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall expected for most of us. 

By Friday morning the rain has started mixing and switching to snow. A mix of rain and snow will be likely through most of Friday. Mostly rain is expected south of I-94 with some snow mixing in. Northern areas will see mostly snow with some rain mixing in and a nice mix for everyone in between. 

There is the possibility for snow accumulation in our northern counties where a few inches of snow is possible. Communities south of I-94 will see mostly rain up to a quarter inch and then maybe a slushy dusting or few tenths of an inch. The Milwaukee and Waukesha metro areas can only expect some minor snow accumulation with a true mix most of the day.

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