Winter Storm Watches Discontinued for Southern WI

By: Meteorologist Mark Henderson Email
By: Meteorologist Mark Henderson Email

The potential for a winter storm to strongly affect our area has diminished significantly.

Temperatures warmed into the low 50s Wednesday, making it extremely difficult to establish an environment conducive to snow development Wednesday night. Instead, the precipitation starts as rain, and stays as rain for a good chunk of the overnight hours. As of 8:00 Wednesday evening, temperatures still were in the 45-48 degree range, despite a fairly well established NE wind. Simply put, any snow that falls will wait until sometime Thursday morning or afternoon, maybe just a little earlier up into Southern Wisconsin.

Enough cold air will be present come Thursday evening that we should change over to all snow, using whatever moisture is still left from this system. It's possible a few areas could see an inch or two out of that, again with the best chance being to the North.

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