Wisconsin Weather

Frequent Light Snow Next 7 Days

Light snow will be common over the next seven days.

The first storm in a series of many arrives tonight. Our next weak disturbance will arrive Sunday night with the potential for 1-3" of light snow to northern and eastern Wisconsin by late Monday morning. There could be a light mix or drizzle to the southwest. Forecast models are still undecided as to the specific path of snow with some a bit further southwest with the low track. Nonetheless, more snow is coming to Wisconsin.

NAM simulated radar at 6AM Monday


There will be an opportunity for an additional 1-2" of snow late Monday into Tuesday morning as the cold front slides through. And again later in the week. It might be hard to separate Monday AM from Monday PM snow chances but we have time to clarify the details. This pattern is known for frequent, light snow events that keeps everyone busy.


The coldest temperatures of the winter so far potentially move in Tuesday over a fresh blanket of snow. Highs forecast in the 10s and 20s. This cold whip doesn't last very long. Temperatures the remainder of next week will be mostly below 32F, daytime highs might be warm enough to beat down the snow cover. Not cold or warm enough to write about but seasonally fitting with another clipper always right around the corner.

3PM temperatures on Tuesday 12/12/2017


Models have been consistent in showing an active weather pattern for the next 7 days with snow the dominant precipitation type. While snows should be light, dry, and easily movable they will be frequent. We could accumulation 4-8" or more by Friday next week. This is nothing new to the snow belt region across far northern Wisconsin and won't change as lake effect continues over the next week. I do see the potential for a bigger storm during the 12/15 to 12/25 time-frame if everything goes as expected. This assumes we can erase the blocking currently in place across the Pacific Northwest and cold dome retrogrades. Blocks never seems to go down without a fight.



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