More snow to come Wednesday evening, followed by below-zero temperatures Thursday
GREEN BAY — Get ready for more snow and a drop in temperatures this week across Wisconsin.
The state is likely to get hit with a few more inches Wednesday evening. Areas closer to Milwaukee are expected to get the most snow, around 3 to 4 inches, while central Wisconsin will see lighter amounts.
The snow should taper off by early Thursday morning, said Timm Uhlmann, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Ashwaubenon. He said the commute that morning shouldn't be too bad.
"There might be some flurries still, but it will be likely that the roads will already be on the improving side by that point, at least the busy ones," Uhlmann said.
The precipitation Wednesday will add to already above-normal amounts for the season in east-central Wisconsin. Sunday brought in about 6 inches in Green Bay and Wausau, bringing the total snowfall totals for the season to 49.2 inches in Green Bay and 58 inches in Wausau.
Those amounts are at least 15 inches above normal, even if it might not feel like a snowy winter this year.
"The season starts after summer, so a lot of the higher snowfall is because we got almost 10 inches in October and the November time frame," Uhlmann said. "All the snow we had then already melted, but it still counts in terms of the season total."
This past October was the second snowiest in Green Bay history with 5.6 inches, only behind the 10.3 inches that fell in October 1887. This past November saw 8.6 inches.
After the snow is over this week, Arctic air will make its way through the state. Temperatures are expected to drop below zero overnight Thursday throughout the region.
However, the cold is not expected to last long — Saturday's temperatures are expected to be in the low 30s.