Beloit could see its first measurable snowfall this weekend, but it won’t last.
The rest of today should be fairly quiet, but overnight and into Sunday will bring a snow and rain mix, said Ed Townsend, meteorologist for the National Weather Service near Sullivan, Wis.
Today will be partly sunny with highs around 40 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain and light snow after midnight. Townsend said the precipitation will likely start around 3 a.m. with more snowy weather the further north you go.
Lows will be in the lower 30s with east winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Light rain and light snow are likely Sunday morning with it changing over to mostly rain in the afternoon, Townsend said. Little snow accumulation is expected with snowfall expected to be around two-tenths of an inch or less. Highs will be around 40 with east winds at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Snow is expected to hit hardest in central to northern Wisconsin over the weekend, Townsend said. Milwaukee is likely to tie its record for the most days without snow on Sunday, but setting the record might be difficult. The city has been without snow for over 278 days, and will tie the record if they don’t get snow through Sunday.
However, the city may receive on the rain and snow mix, Townsend said.
“If the system moves a little east, they could see about a tenth of an inch of measurable snow,” he said.
Some areas of Wisconsin could see up to 3 inches of snow or more this weekend and law enforcement officials are urging caution when traveling in the northern area of the state in particular. Areas of Walworth County could see an inch of snow while Baraboo may see two inches of snow, and Montello and Berlin may see three inches or more of snow.
Sunday night will be cloudy in the Stateline Area with a chance of light snow through around midnight and afterward. Lows will be in the lower 20s. Chance of snow is 30 percent.
Townsend said the rest of the week looks to be relatively inactive right now. Monday will be partly sunny and colder with highs in the upper 20s.
Monday night will be mostly clear with lows around 15. Tuesday will be partly sunny with highs around 30.
Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy through around midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Lows will be in the lower 20s.
Wednesday will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s. Lows Wednesday night will be in the upper 20s. Thursday will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s.