Lake Effect Snow Today, Cold Wind Chills Tonight (Updated 5 AM 1/2)

Lake effect snow showers will continue over eastern Wisconsin today.  The light snow will become moderate at times, as a heavier single band of snow shifts south along the lakeshore.  An additional 1 to 2 inches is expected in eastern Sheboygan and Ozaukee Counties near the lake, with 2 to 4 inches in eastern Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties near the lake.

Here is a map of the additional snow accumulations through today:


A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is in effect for Sheboygan, Ozaukee,
Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties.  The Advisory is in effect until noon today for Sheboygan and Ozaukee Counties, and until 3 pm for Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties.  In addition, a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for all of south central and southeast Wisconsin later toinght into Friday morning (see section toward bottom of page).  Check out the latest winter weather headlines here

Below is a map of the watches, warnings and advisories across the region:



Below is the local radar, along with west and east views of several combined radars across the region:

Local Radar Regional Radar -
West View

Regional Radar -
East View


Please stay abreast of the latest forecasts if planning travel through today across the area.

In addition, bitter cold air moving into the region tonight and early Friday will bring bitter cold wind chills across the area. Wind chill values are expected to be in the 15 to 25 below zero range. Thus, a Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for all of south central and southeast Wisconsin.

Below is a wind chill chart, where the wind chill can be determined using a temperature and wind speed value:




Kavinsky/REM/Wood/MG
National Weather Service - Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI



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