Unseasonably cold temperatures Tuesday and Tuesday night will set the stage for the next winter storm timed for Wednesday/Thursday. Mainly clear and calm conditions Tuesday night will become increasingly cloudy ahead of the main center of low pressure spreading eastbound into south/central Wisconsin through late Wednesday.
Snow will spread over the far western Upper Peninsula early Wednesday. Expect moderate to heavy snowfall to develop through Wednesday afternoon and evening. Strong southeast winds will become gusty out of the east and will likely create additional travel problems such as blowing snow and reduced visibility.
Snow could mix with or change to light rain or drizzle early Thursday, especially over portions of the southern Upper Peninsula. This mix will limit snow accumulations for those parts of the forecast area into Thursday.
By Thursday, precipitation, which is expected to be mainly snow will begin to diminish towards late morning. Total snow accumulation over a large portion of the western Upper Peninsula could reach 9-14 inches. Although snowfall amounts will be diminished looking south and east, we can still expect several inches of new snow.
A Winter Storm Watch is effective from 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday through Thursday morning. Naturally, roads will become snow-covered and slippery Wednesday and early Thursday. Please stay aware of changing weather conditions through Thursday. Temperatures will gradually rebound as we look ahead at next week. Much of this new snow should be gone quickly!