The Thanksgiving holiday week got off to a snowy start in much of Wisconsin today.
Vilas County in the far north has had five inches of snow since Friday night. This morning, it was southern Wisconsin's turn, with one to two inches in the Milwaukee area.
Snowy roads and reduced visibility made the morning commute slow-going in Milwaukee.
“I guess it would be the first snowfall that most motorists have seen since last winter,” says Ed Townshend,a meterologist for the National Weather Service in Sullivan.
Townshend blames a low-pressure system that appears to be on its way out of Wisconsin. He says the outlook for Thanksgiving looks dry and cool.
“There's a possibility for some light snow over the weekend,” says Townshed. “It should be dry conditions. Below-normal temperatures should prevail through the weekend.”
Some freezing drizzle should be mixing with snowfall this afternoon. Townshend says weather should not pose any problems for holiday travelers.