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Snow expected across northern Wisconsin this weekend; metro Milwaukee, Green Bay could see a few flakes, too

Joe Taschler
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The first accumulating snow of the season could fall across northern Wisconsin on Saturday.

The "S" word has been dropped into the weather forecast for a good chunk of Wisconsin this weekend.

Snow.

Don't be surprised if you see some of it early Saturday. In the Milwaukee area, there won't be much and it won't stick.

It's a different story across the north.

"The first accumulating snowfall of the season is possible Saturday morning across north-central and far northeast Wisconsin," the National Weather Service office in Green Bay said in a statement.

It's looking like "1 to 2 inches of snow across mainly central into north-central Wisconsin. Some wet snowflakes may initially mix in over the Fox Valley and far northeast Wisconsin, but (we're) not expecting any accumulation as the precipitation will quickly transition to rain," the Green Bay weather service office said.

For the Milwaukee area, there is a chance for rain showers on Saturday and if the rain arrives early enough, "we couldn't rule out a few flakes happening," Wood said. 

"I think it's going to be mostly rain, but we could see a brief mix especially north and west of the Milwaukee metro area," Wood added. 

Also on Saturday, gusty winds are expected throughout Wisconsin.

Gusty winds are expected across Wisconsin on Saturday.

"Strong south winds are expected on Saturday, especially during the afternoon," the weather service said in a statement. "Gusts in excess of 40 MPH are expected."

None of this is unusual for this time of year in Wisconsin, said J.J. Wood, a meteorologist with weather service office in Sullivan. 

Contact Joe Taschler at (414) 224-2554 or jtaschler@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JoeTaschler or Facebook at facebook.com/joe.taschler.1.