Dangerous cold: Wind chills below zero

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Southeast Wisconsin until 6 am Saturday. It is dangerously cold outside. If you don’t have to leave your house, it’s better you stay in. Interactive Radar | Weather Watch Map Room | Traffic Conditions | Closings4:55 am: Matt Salemme reports the roads are slick, especially north-south roads. Snow continues to blow over the roads once they are cleared. Cancellations continue at

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Southeast Wisconsin until 6 am Saturday.

It is dangerously cold outside. If you don’t have to leave your house, it’s better you stay in.

Interactive Radar | Weather Watch Map Room | Traffic Conditions | Closings

4:55 am: Matt Salemme reports the roads are slick, especially north-south roads. Snow continues to blow over the roads once they are cleared.

4:15 am Friday: There won’t be much if any snow today, but the dangerous cold has moved in, making it an Alert Day. Wind chills are -32 in Milwaukee and -38 in Waukesha. Winds are strong and snow is blowing. Salt is not working. The current temperature is -7 in Milwaukee. Winds are gusting between 20 and 40 mph.

7 pm Thursday Main roads are being cleared, it is the secondary roads that are messy.

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5 p.m Snow is expected to stop after 9 pm but wind gusts will increase and can reach 35 mph.

4 p.m Windchill: Milwaukee -13 and -21 in Waukesha.

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What to expect?

Major travel impacts

Snow-blowing and near-blizzard conditions become hazards.

🔲 Friday. Wind chills will be -20 to -30 degrees below zero starting Friday through the weekend.

  • Gusty winds will blow the snow that’s already on the ground — or a “ground blizzard.”

Post-storm features bitter cold for Christmas

Snow-blowing and near-blizzard conditions become hazards.

Warmup next week

It will reach 40 degrees by Wednesday and 45 degrees by Thursday.


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