NBC26 Storm Shield weather forecast
Old Man winter must has forgotten something in Wisconsin because he has returned from his spring break. Not to worry, he is only here for a short layover before he departs out of the area again. All jokes aside we saw a moderate to heavy band of snow move in yesterday evening from the southern part of the Badger state and it snowed persistently ever since into the morning. Temperatures have been fluctuating around the freezing mark so it is a wet and heavy snow. You will likely need some extra time as you head out the door this morning. The winds out of the northeast howling up to 35-50 mph sure are not helping the cause either. If you don't want to shovel this snow, Mother Nature will take care of it for you. As we go into the rest of the morning, the snow will turn over to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain. This may cause some slick spots on some untreated roads however anything that hasn't been plowed will be a good thing since the freezing rain will fall on the fresh snowfall and not the pavement. This afternoon temperatures will warm enough above freezing that the precipitation will turn into rainfall as highs get into the upper 30s with strong winds out of the northeast at 20 to 30 mph with gusts near 45 mph. Later tonight a front will pass through with a line of showers and thunderstorms assisting it. Some heavy downpours as well as small hair may accompany some of the stronger storms however no severe weather is expected. The storm system begins to break down Friday with a few light rain and/or snow showers on and off through the day. Temperatures rise into the lower 40s with winds out of the southwest around 15 to 25 mph with gusts near 35 mph. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the lower 40s with a stray shot of rain showers, especially in the Northwoods. Sunday starts out dry but later in the evening, there is the potential for another round of snowfall, something that we will be keeping a close eye on as we head into it.