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Wintry week will continue

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We had a couple of inches of snow last night, and we're looking a couple more tonight.

That's just the start of what this week will bring in terms of wintry weather as more snow and arctic air is in the forecast.

First, tonight's snow arrives later this evening and is heaviest overnight. Expect the widespread snow to be gone by 6 AM, which is when the Winter Weather Advisory ends, however some light snow or freezing drizzle could linger into the morning. If the freezing drizzle happens, we'll have a rough day on the roads, but even if it doesn't you'll need to allot extra time for your morning commute.

Forecast update: 9 p.m.

Again, 1” to 3” of snow is expected by tomorrow morning, with isolated 4" totals possible. Temperatures will be warmest in the morning and will fall to the 20s by the evening.

We'll be needing to scrape and shovel snow a lot this week, as another round approaches for Wednesday with several inches possible.

After that Wednesday system, temperatures plunge as arctic air arrives. Lows by Thursday morning will likely be below zero and highs perhaps just a few degrees above. Temps warm back up for Friday, but that comes with more snow.

Of all the systems, Friday has the best chance of bringing heavy snow, but also has the least amount of certainty as it's the furthest out.

Bottom line, prepare for impacts to travel tomorrow morning, all day Wednesday, and for Friday into the weekend. Temperatures will get very cold by Sunday once again so be prepared for brutal temperatures and wind chills in addition to the multiple rounds of snow we're expecting by the upcoming weekend.

Stick with Stormtracker 18 for updates on all these threats as the week progresses.

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in July of 2019 and has been our evening meteorologist for News 18 since June of 2016. Prior to that, he was our Saturday meteorologist starting in September 2014.

Matt was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He enjoys all the extremes that mother nature throws at the Badger State: from severe thunderstorms to blizzards to subzero temperatures.

Matt studied meteorology in the Midwest as well, earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology at Valparaiso University in Indiana. There, Matt was heavily involved in VUTV Weather, the Valpo student chapter of AMS/NWA, and VUSIT (Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team). He’s logged more than 20,000 miles chasing and studying severe storms all across the country and witnessed nine tornadoes including six in one day!

Matt describes himself as a Wisconsin boy at heart and enjoys cheering for the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Admirals just to name a few. He loves simply being outdoors and enjoys the Wisconsin wilderness especially in fall, and whitetail deer season!

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