Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
|"It's hard work" explained Tyler Wood defending his decision to wear only a short sleeve shirt in 25-degree weather as he shovels near his Whitefish Bay home on North Lake Drive in Milwaukee on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Photo: Mike De Sisti)|
Light snow is expected to fall across southern Wisconsin beginning Wednesday night and continuing into the coming weekend, adding up to 3 to 5 inches by the time it stops this weekend.
But it's going to be "such a prolonged period of snow," falling over a long period of time, that it isn't expected to have much of an impact in on travel, according to the Aidan Kuroski with the National Weather Service.
"There might be some periods of more moderate snow, but it is not expected to accumulate quickly," said Kuroski, a weather service meteorologist. "We don't expect it to have too many impacts on roads."
|Light snow is expected overnight Wednesday into Thursday. (Photo: National Weather Service)|
The first round of snow is expected to fall in Milwaukee overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.
More light snow is then expected to continue — off and on — until Saturday.
An inch or less of accumulation is forecast each day, according to the weather service.
Altogether, it could drop 3 to 5 inches across the region.
But that total could change depending on the track of a storm system that could impact the area Friday night.
Computer forecast models are having a difficult time analyzing the track of that storm system, which keeps "wobbling" back and forth, Kuroski said.
Friday's storm system could raise the potential for accumulating snow, or — if rain mixes in with it — lower snow totals.
"We're watching it pretty closely," Kuroski said.
|Light snow expected to fall during the next few days could total 3 to 5 inches by the weekend. (Photo: National Weather Service)|
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