Okay, this weather sucks. When will I want to go outside again?
For many of us, we will NEED to go outside later today either to go to work or to shovel our driveway of the new snow that will start falling shortly. But when will we WANT to go outside? It could be sooner than you think.
A band of fluffy snow has started falling this morning across southwestern Wisconsin, southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, and will start affecting much of eastern Wisconsin shortly. So not only is it going to still be bitter cold with temperatures similar to yesterday, but add snow to the mix to make it especially nasty outside. Even for those who love snow (like my kids!) it will be too cold to even want to go outside and play in it.
Thankfully, this cold snap will be ending soon. We may warm up just a few degrees tomorrow, but starting Sunday we’ll be back in the 30s, with temps in the 20s and 30s expected all of next week as well.
Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 9 am this morning to 7 PM CST this evening...
Today’s Forecast Grade: F
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
Today’s Conditions: Bitter cold. Fluffy snow developing later this morning, heavier the further south you live.
Today’s High Temps: Peaking around 9. Yeah it’s another day of single digits but at least it’s above zero.
Today’s Winds: Light and variable.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 10-12.
Madison: Highs 10-11.
Milwaukee: Highs 16-20.
Tonight: Snow tapers off early this evening. Accumulations expected: 4-6” in southern Wisconsin, just 1-3” in east-central Wisconsin. Basically the further north you live, the less you’re getting. Sky clears overnight. Still really cold. Lows slightly below zero.
Tomorrow’s Conditions: Mostly sunny.
Tomorrow’s Temps: A little warmer. Highs in the mid- to upper teens. Lows tomorrow night not dropping much, still in the low to mid- teens.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Light from the southeast, increasing in speed late.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy with a light mix of precip possible. Much warmer with highs in the low to mid- 30s!
Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Light snow (or a mix) is possible Wednesday with the potential for a heavier snow on Thursday. This next storm system could have a lot of moisture with it, but maybe the bulk of it will miss us to the southeast? Or maybe we’ll get nailed with our first snow day / school cancellations of the season? Wait and see.
High Temperatures: In the 20s to start the week, then in the 30s Wednesday and Thursday.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium
Weather in the News:
What is the Snowiest Location in the U.S. and the World?
As snow slows, officials warn of icy roads in Pacific Northwest
Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: 1-2” of snow.
High Temperatures: Bitter cold, near 10 above.
Conditions: Scattered drizzle.
High Temperatures: Near 40.
League City, Texas:
Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am CST this morning...
Conditions: Foggy in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy later today.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Showers developing late.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
Conditions: Clouds today, rain tonight. NAMM-tastic!
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
Conditions: Sunshine. Even more jealous than usual.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.