Winter Storm Could Bring Heaviest Snow of the Season
A powerful storm system that will start impacting the area with a mixed bag of sleet and freezing rain will give way to heavy snow on Thursday
It's almost funny to consider that a week ago you could've been running around in short sleeves outdoors.
Since then, southeastern Wisconsin has seen subzero temps and a string of 'Alberta clippers' that have brought snow to the area every day except Wednesday — and the snow will return on Thursday.
Patch's media partners at WISN have posted a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service, which is expected to bring 4-8 inches of snow to the area. The forecasted storm for Thursday, however, will bring snow that's the wet and heavy variety.
While it's sunny Wednesday, conditions will deteriorate later this evening, as sleet and freezing rain may mix with the snow from Jefferson County south to the Illinois border, with light ice accumulations possible. The Winter Storm Warning actually goes into effect at 10 a.m. Thursday and extends to midnight Thursday night.
Although light snow is expected to develop Wednesday night, the bulk of the snow is expected throughout the day on Thursday, bringing about 5 to 8 inches total.
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