Wisconsin Weather: First Sign Of Snow Coming This Weekend

A major change to the weather pattern is expected late this week.

Are you ready for the colder weather? (Scott Anderson, Patch Staff )

MILWAUKEE, WI — Enjoy it while it lasts, Wisconsin, because the National Weather Service is predicting an abrupt change to the weather — including the first hint of snow for the season.

According to the National Weather Service, the good weather will continue through Wednesday night. Daytime temperatures will peak in the 60s with cool nighttime temperatures mostly in the 40s.

A few locations may dip into the upper 30s tonight in parts of southeast and east-central Wisconsin, away from Lake Michigan.

But wait, there’s more.

National Weather Service Graphic

A major change to the weather pattern is expected late this week. A strong cold front is expected to sweep through Wisconsin on Friday.

The coldest air of the season will then pour across the state Friday night and settle in for the weekend. Daytime temperatures on Saturday and Sunday are expected to be only in the 40s.
Some areas may even see a few light snow showers or flurries mixed in with rain showers. Temperatures will likely fall into the mid 30s to around 40 at night.

A few spots may even dip down to around freezing, although widespread frost is not expected due to clouds and lingering winds.

A longer-range weather outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows a good chance for below-normal temperatures from Oct. 11 through Oct. 15.

Although the cold temperatures may feel like they’ve come on too quickly, the National Weather Service says it’s normal for this time of year to see a cold snap.

“This is actually a little later than Climatological normal as most of southern Wisconsin experiences it’s first 32 degree or lower temperature in the first 10 days of October,” officials at the National Weather Service said.

Are you ready for the colder weather?


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