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First Real Snow Could Bring Up to 6 Inches

First 'real snow' of the season could include 4-6 inches on Sunday, but meteorologists say confidence is not high, which means we could set a record for "Most Snowless Days."

Milwaukee's snowless streak could break the old record (set in 1999) of 279 consecutive days without a measurable snowfall, unless we snag those possible six inches Sunday.

As of Thursday, the Milwaukee area has gone 277 days since the last day with measurable snow, which is the 3rd longest streak on record.  The last time Milwaukee had measurable snow was on March 4, 2012, when 0.9 inch was measured.

For many, that's good news. However, don't get too comfortable.

While we could be able to add more days to the streak and tie for 2nd place on Friday (278 days, previously set in 1908) the next chance for some snow also comes on Friday night.  

So far, meteorologists have been tap dancing a bit, and downplay the precipitation to come on Friday to be 'rain events', but another system on Sunday may have us settling for a tie of the record.

According to the Steve Davis with the National Weather Service, "we could see a dusting of snow Friday night as a fast moving, weak low pressure system tracks south of us. 

"The second, and better chance, is associated with a deepening low pressure system that is forecast to develop over the southern plains and head northeast on Sunday. Again, likely passing to our south," he stated.

Some computer projections that the NWS uses show that some areas across southern Wisconsin could see 4 to 6 inches of snow. However, others that are more highly regarded favor a more southern and weaker storm system, likely keeping snow amounts much lower.   

However don't get too excited, you kids hoping for a snow day. Recent warm weather that has the ground temps above freezing, and Lake Michigan temps still in the mid 40s won't provide a favorable environment for the white stuff.

As Davis put it, "There is huge uncertainty with regard to the details of this winter system. To be blunt, confidence is not high with this one."  

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