Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We’ve been able to talk about high pressure and quiet conditions for the last several days, but our luck is going to change as we visit Lake Michigan and Wisconsin’s largest city.

At 452PM, ET, Milwaukee was reporting a temperature of 43 degrees with overcast skies and light rain. The entire state was being smothered by clouds and light rain as an area of low pressure centered near Des Moines was attempting to work it’s way northeast into southern Wisconsin. The system is pulling down quite a bit of cold air on the western flank, and rain is changing to snow in Minnesota and Iowa, though that’s a long way off for Milwaukee. In fact, warm air is still surging north through southern Wisconsin, though that will likely continue to pin the low level moisture over Milwaukee tonight.
The low itself will track from Iowa to Ohio through the day tomorrow, keeping showers in Milwaukee overnight. Rain will begin to mix with snow, finally, in Milwaukee tomorrow afternoon. The upper level trough will be flattening out, and melding into a the exit region of a broader trough over the Rockies. The rain won’t end, but the cool down won’t be as significant in Wisconsin as it will be west of their, and snowfall accumulation is not expected. On the other hand, the flattening of the trough will mean associated moisture will remain stuck in the Great Lakes, and though Wednesday doesn’t appear wet, it will be gray.
Tomorrow – Rain, with snow mixing in late, High 42, Low 29
Wednesday – Cloudy and dreary, High 30, Low 23

TWC: Tomorrow – Showers, High 43, Low 26
Wednesday – Mostly Sunny, High 30, Low 24

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy with a couple of showers, perhaps mixed with snow late in the day High 44, Low 27
Wednesday – Colder with intervals of clouds and sun High 30, Low 23

NWS: Tomorrow – Rain likely before noon, then a chance of rain and snow between noon and 3pm, then a chance of snow after 3pm. Widespread dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy High 43, Low 28
Wednesday – Partly sunny High 31, Low 25

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy. Widespread fog in the morning. Widespread dense fog late in the morning…then widespread fog early in the afternoon. Light rain likely in the morning. Chance of light rain early in the afternoon. Chance of light snow in the afternoon. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning. No snow accumulation High 42, Low 28
Wednesday – Colder. Partly sunny Hgh 30, Low 25

WN: Tomorrow – Cloudy with Light Wintry Mix Likely High 43, Low 27
Wednesday – Partly Cloudy High 32, Low 25

This is the type of weather that inspires meteorologists to become novelists. Look at that forecast from Weatherbug! Here is the current radar, which is looking pretty green right now.