Updated: Saturday, March 5th 1:10 pm:
The warm front is slowly lifting into southeast Wisconsin early this afternoon with temps jumping between 5-10 degrees over the last hour alone.
Temps will continue to rise into the 60s for most as we head through the rest of the day, but rain and storms could start impacting the area as early as mid afternoon. Another batch of rain and isolated storms is currently in southwest WI, tracking NE at 60 mph. This could move through at least the northern half of the viewing area between 2:30-3:30 pm.
More widespread rain and storms are expected this evening, with a couple of rounds of storms between 7pm-Midnight. These storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds and hail being the primarily threat. While the tornado threat is low, it isn’t zero. There could be a brief spin-up embedded in the storms this evening.
The best chance of that occurring will be west of Milwaukee where a level 2, Slight Risk, for severe storms is in place. Level 1, Marginal Risk, remains in place everywhere else.
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)–We’ll have about three seasons in three days across the area. Starting with some sun today along with mild temps. Highs around 60. Then a strong cold front works in from the west, generating strong to severe weather this evening followed by windy conditions. The extreme western part of the viewing area is under a “Slight” risk for severe weather while a “Moderate” risk covers everyone else. Gusts from the southwest could be more than 45 mph overnight until mid morning hours of Sunday. This is when we have a Wind Advisory in place.
We take a break on Sunday and then we wait for more moisture. This time it’ll be snow, mainly Monday morning. A few slushy inches of accumulation are not out of the question. The morning commute could be a bit slick too. Please take your time. And then another snowy system could impact us at the end of the week, mainly Friday morning. Stay tuned.