As mentioned in previous posts..we are closing in on records for the latest measurable first snowfall. It looks like we are really going to cut it close to the previous record of November 27th in Wausau. To start this week, we will have a couple chances for measurable snow, with the first shot coming tonight. There is a very weak and quick moving area of low pressure which will track north of us overnight. Our southern counties will only see a few flurries at best, while Wausau and north could at least pick up a dusting(will it be enough to measure???). With that said, the farther north you go the better chance you will see snow. There will also be some lake effect snow starting late tonight into tomorrow for the Lake Superior snow belt. Ashland, Iron, and Vilas counties could see any where from 1" to 4" of snow, with the heaviest towards the U.P. border. Any snow should hold off until midnight tonight. If we pick up any snow in Wausau with this system…we will tie the old record(November 27).
We all have a better chance for snow as we head into Wednesday. There is a stronger area of low pressure gathering itself over the rockies, and could pick up enough moisture to bring a few inches of snow across central Wisconsin starting early Wednesday morning and wrapping up Wednesday evening. This should not be a major snowstorm, but certainly enough to cause some headaches to and from work on Wednesday. After the two systems…in comes the coldest air so far this season. Single digit lows can be expected by the weekend:).
Meteorologist Brian Niznansky