Coming snow brings excitement for some, dread for others

MILWAUKEE -- The first real snowstorm of the season is forecast for southeastern Wisconsin for Thursday, and some people can't wait, while others are dreading it, especially after mostly sunny conditions and temperatures in the 50s Wednesday!

Dretzka Park's winter disc golf course was blanketed by not snow, but spring-like weather on an inviting 50 degree Wednesday in January. Jason Sanfilippo and his landscaping buddies used the opportunity to toss their discs one last time before Milwaukee's first big snow paints the landscape white. "Last year, there were only three days without snow all winter. The snow coming, I'm not really a fan of it," Sanfilippo said.

The coming winter weather will open up opportunities for kids like Luke Stephenson of Greendale. Stephenson is a middle schooler, and he'll finally be able to make a few dollars on the side, by snow blowing or shoveling. Stephenson's only customer so far is an elderly neighbor with Alzeheimer's. "She'll give me $5, but I don't mind if I get anything at all. It's just something to do, and I thought I'd be nice," Stephenson said.

Meanwhile, plow drivers are gearing up to help clean up after Thursday's snowfall, making sure their trucks are ready after this mild stretch of winter weather. "We'll be out tomorrow, and quite possibly the day after, and definitely this weekend, and most of next week," one plow driver said.

If you'd like to help someone in your area who may need assistance dealing with the snow, call your local municipality or school district. That's how Stephenson got hooked up with the woman he's helping.