Winter storm WARNINGS, WATCHES for northern counties begin Wednesday evening

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The National Weather Service has now issued a winter storm WARNING for Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and running through 1 p.m. Thursday. Dodge and Washington Counties remain under a winter storm WATCH for that same time period. Rain will begin Wednesday morning, with snow possible in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties. All rain is forecast for southeastern Wisconsin including Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha for Wednesday. Rain with change to sleet from north to south on Wednesday night and eventually all light snow across SE WI Thursday. 1 or less of accumulation for most of SE WI

Racine forecast
Wednesday:Rain, mainly after 7am. High near 40. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 35. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday: Rain before 1pm, then rain and snow likely between 1pm and 4pm, then snow likely after 4pm. High near 38. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday Night:A 20 percent chance of snow before 1am. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 26. Windy, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

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