The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 9 p.m. Tuesday, in effect ending the snowless streak at 288 days.
Light snow began falling around noon for much of the area, with expected accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with the lesser amounts occurring along the Lake Michigan shore.
On Wednesday evening, a winter storm watch will go into effect through Thursday evening. While some areas in far southeastern Wisconsin may see rain or a rain/snow mix, it's expected to change to all snow sometime on Thursday.
The system will gain strength on Wednesday afternoon, developing into a 'panhandle hook' to bring much heavier accumulations than what we'll see Tuesday.
Snowfall accumulations for that storm vary from 6 to 10 inches in the north and western counties, with much lower totals to the southeast. Some areas may even experience near blizzard conditions as winds pick up Thursday afternoon to about 35 mph.
As this storm develops, we will update you on changing conditions.