Rain to snow for the weekend! Saturday Afternoon Update
Cold rain continues to fall across southeastern Wisconsin this afternoon. Still a chance for some brief mixing across our northern counties, but no problems are anticipated.
Rain and wind will be our main headlines this Saturday. Winds will increase out of the east this afternoon with gusts over 30 mph.
By tomorrow morning rain will switch to snow. Most areas could pick up around an inch of accumulation. Slightly higher totals in our northwestern areas are possible, but they should stay well below advisory criteria. Snow showers are possible into Monday morning.
Rain continues to push in across our southern counties this morning. Other than a chance for some mixing with snow, most of the day will feature a cold rain along with a lot of wind! Rain will move north and overspread the area by this afternoon and evening.
Winter Weather Advisories have been issued to the north of our area. Those areas will have the best chance for accumulating snowfall across the state. While southeastern Wisconsin will have some snow on Sunday, it should stay well below advisory criteria!
The weather will really be changing this weekend across the state of Wisconsin. The Milwaukee area will go from rain to a mix to snow by Sunday.
Rain is expected to move across our area between 7 am and 10 am Saturday morning. Rain could be heavy at times. The rain will likely be with us throughout Saturday night. There could be some mixing at times on Saturday across the northwestern part of our area; however, we aren't expecting concerns. Total rainfall accumulation could be up to 1"!
The winds are also going to be a concern for Saturday afternoon and evening. Winds could gust to 35 mph out of the east.
The storm will start to wrap in cold air for Sunday. Rain will start to change to snow Sunday morning into the afternoon.
By Sunday afternoon expect the snow to be falling all across the area. Snow showers will linger into early Monday morning before they move out. Overall accumulation will be from 1" to 2". This won't be a heavy snow event and will likely stay under advisory criteria.