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Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon in northern and/or western Wisconsin...then should spread east/southeast through the afternoon before reaching the lakeshore late this evening ahead of cold front.  There is still some uncertainty on how todays clouds will limit instability across the northeast portion of the state. However, clouds have been thinning through the morning and where the sun has been able to peak out, temperatures quickly shot up into the upper 70s and instability increased rapidly. If some sun can break through the clouds...instability can develop, strong to severe storms will be possible ahead of the front.

The main threat from any thunderstorms will be large hail and damaging winds.  Deadly lightning and heavy downpours are also expected in any thunderstorm activity.  Make sure to keep a close eye on the forecast for any updates to thunderstorm timing or severity, especially if you have outdoor plans today. Have multiple methods for receiving weather alerts whether  inside or outside!

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
235 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

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Vilas-Oneida-Forest-Florence-Northern Marinette County-Lincoln-
Langlade-Menominee-Northern Oconto County-Door-Marathon-Shawano-
Wood-Portage-Waupaca-Outagamie-Brown-Kewaunee-Waushara-Winnebago-
Calumet-Manitowoc-Southern Marinette County-
Southern Oconto County-
235 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north-central and northeast
Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Expect hazardous travel conditions to develop across central and
east-central Wisconsin tonight as a band of snow pushes into the
region from the southwest. The snow could reach the north late.
Increasing northeast winds may create some blowing or drifting of
the new snow, which could reduce visibilities to under one mile at
times.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Thursday

Hazardous travel conditions are likely to persist Friday and
Friday night as precipitation continues across the region. The
precipitation will be mainly snow across north-central Wisconsin,
but could fall as a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain across
central through northeast Wisconsin. Some rain may also mix in
near Lake Michigan.

Another storm system may impact the area during the early part of
the upcoming work week, but the timing and amount of snow produced
by that system are highly uncertain this far in advance.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter are requested to report snowfall amounts or any mixed
precipitation.

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The Bay of Green Bay south of a line from Cedar River MI to Rock
Island Passage-Lake Michigan from Washington Island to Sheboygan-
235 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northwest Lake
Michigan and the waters of Green Bay.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Gale gusts from the northeast are expected late tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Thursday

There is a chance of gale force gusts Friday through Saturday
as a strong system passes through the area.

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Kallas/Skowronski



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