It’s been a slow start for now in southeast Wisconsin, but this weekend will bring the first significant accumulation for the season.
As of 10:30 am Saturday:
As of 8:00 am Saturday:
As of 7:00 am Saturday:
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is reporting slippery road conditions.
We’ve responded to 17 crashes between 6:00 p.m. yesterday and 6:00 a.m. today. Be prepared! Watch the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Reduce your speed and wear your seat belt.— Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (@MCSOSheriff) December 12, 2020
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. Saturday for the following counties in southeast Wisconsin
- Fond du Lac
A combination of rain and snow continue across SE Wisconsin this morning. This afternoon more of the rain will transition to snow. Snow will come to an end across the area this evening, exiting lakeside areas by about 8 pm. Inland areas will continue to see accumulating snow today, with a fairly widespread 3-5 inches expected. Some areas of enhanced snowfall are possible where bands of snow set up, which could create locally higher amounts. Areas near the lake from Milwaukee south are still expected to see lower snowfall amounts, likely 1-3″. Roads will likely be slick and snow covered, and areas of blowing snow may reduce visibilities for drivers. Winds will be gusting as high as 45 mph all day and there will be some beach erosion and low-lying flooding near the lake.
Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Brian Gotter is forecasting between 3 to 5 inches of snowfall in this region. Closer to the lakeshore, 1 to 3 inches is expected due to winds coming from Lake Michigan that will keep precipitation as rain for longer before turning to snow Saturday.
Most of the precip from this storm will be rain near the lake but 1-3″ of snow is expected by Saturday afternoon. 1″ near the lake and downtown Milwaukee. Most of area will see 3-5″ of heavy wet snow pic.twitter.com/D9A8IiE0so— Brian Gotter (@BrianGotter) December 11, 2020
The lakeshore won’t be spared from the storm as the National Weather Service has issued a Lakeshore Flood Warning from midnight to 6 p.m. Saturday for the following counties:
This is due to winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour, likely to cause high waves and possible shoreline erosion.
With the first snowstorm in the region, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to practice winter driving skills when traveling this weekend. They include slowing down, increasing the distance between vehicles around you, and being prepared to break at a moment’s notice.
Winter Weather Driving Reminders! pic.twitter.com/cJuU01zNeb— Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (@MCSOSheriff) December 11, 2020