The current (as of 11:38 am) forecast from the NWS (which includes a winter storm watch Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning):
Saturday: Occasional snow, mainly after noon. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 30. East wind 6 to 9 mph increasing to between 20 and 23 mph. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Saturday Night: Periods of rain, freezing rain and sleet before midnight, then periods of drizzle. Low around 29. Southeast wind between 20 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
If it’s December, and it’s Wisconsin,…. Of course, given this time of year, a very minor shift in the track of the incoming low can throw this way out of whack, leaving either mostly rain or even more snow.
At times like these, I’m thankful for my snowblower and all wheel drive.
Revisions/extensions (6:09 pm 11/30/2007) – Change the winter storm watch to a winter storm warning effective noon tomorrow through 6 am Sunday (expected), change the snow accumulations to 3-5 inches (good), and add in 0.1-0.3 inches of ice accumulation (ouch). Throw in the possibility of thundersnow, and if things don’t shift, it’s going to get ugly. Where’s Mike Seidel so we can give him a warm welcome like last year?