Snow for Easter? Weekend storm to bring heavy rain, snow and wind to Wisconsin

Natalie Brophy
Appleton Post-Crescent

An Easter weekend storm is likely to bring snow, heavy rain and strong winds to north-central and northeastern Wisconsin. 

The National Weather Service in Green Bay issued a hazardous weather outlook, which began Thursday and is scheduled to continue until April 16 for more than a dozen central and northeastern Wisconsin counties. 

Rain is expected to begin Saturday night, turning into snow sometime late Sunday or early Monday, lead forecaster Kevin Cooley said.

Meteorologists are still uncertain about the amount of snow and where it could fall. Cooley said some forecast models show between 2 and 4 inches, while others predict more than 6 inches. Winds could reach up to 40 mph in parts of the state.

After Monday, expect temperatures to be lower than normal for this time of year. Cooley said temperatures will be in the low 40s. 

He encouraged people to continue checking the forecast for the latest information. Meteorologists should have a better idea of snow totals and locations on Friday and Saturday. 

Hazardous conditions are expected to continue near streams and rivers because of high water levels and fast flows, according to the weather service. 

Contact Natalie Brophy at 715-216-5452 or nbrophy@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter @brophy_natalie

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