Another April storm is taking aim on the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. This strong storm will bring heavy snowfall to portions of the region. Other areas could see a mix of snow and heavy rainfall which could create more river flooding concerns late in the week. Here is what we know right now about this storm.
Wednesday Evening/Night: The leading edge of mainly wet snow will begin to move in Wednesday evening from the south. Snow will likely overspread the area Wednesday night and create slick road conditions. By the Thursday morning commute there could already be a widespread 2-5″ of snow on the ground.
Thursday: Warmer air will be pushed northward throughout the day Thursday on gusty southeast winds. Morning snow will likely transition over to a wintry mix or all rain for much of the area by late Thursday. The only expection to this will be for areas closer to the Wisconisn/U.P. border where temperatures may stay cold enough for the precipitation to remain in the form of snow.
Thursday Night: Dry air will work into the storm system by Thursday night bringing an end to the heaviest precipitation. Areas of drizzle will be possible Thursday night.
Friday: Spotty rain or snow showers will be possible at times on Friday and Friday night. Additional snowfall accumulations will be minor across the region. Breezy northwest winds are forecast for Friday night behind the storm system.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for areas north of Green Bay beginning late Wednesday and continuing through the afternoon on Thursday. The best chance for heavy snowfall accumulations at this time look to be northwest of a line from Iron Mountain, MI to Stevens Point. The forecast is still subject to change so make sure to stay tuned for the latest details.