A very strong late autumn storm system has been spreading rain throughout the Badger State Tuesday night and into Wednesday. The rain was tapering off during the day on Wednesday with cloudy skies continuing for the remainder of the day. Highs dropped from the low 50s right after midnight to upper 30s and low 40s during the day. Northwesterly winds will continue to hold the much cooler air into the Great Lakes. Some accumulations were reported in the northwoods during the day on Wednesday. 4" of snow snow was measured at Phelps in Vilas County while many other locations saw 1-3" of new snow. Temps were holding in the 30s to around 40 degrees during the day. 1.61" of rain was recorded at Washington Island while 1.10" of rain was reported at Green Bay as of Wednesday morning. Lake Poygan reported 1.33" of rain as of Wednesday morning.
Skies will slowly clear out Wednesday night allowing temps to drop into the 20s to low 30s by early Thursday morning. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies will be the on Thursday. Temps will only be in the upper 30s to low 40s on Thursday although we will see some moderation into the 40s for highs through the weekend. Overnight lows will drop into the 20s to low 30s through this stretch.
Another clipper type system could spread some light rain and snow showers overnight Friday night into early Saturday. Skies should clear out at some locations later in the day in Saturday. Sunday looks like the better of the two days during the weekend at this point with partly cloudy skies.
A third and stronger storms is scheduled to move through the Great Lakes Monday night into Tuesday which could also spread another round of rain and possibly even some wet snow throughout Northeast Wisconsin.