First Alert Day: Tornado Warnings roll through; Wintry conditions roll in

A Tornado Watch is in effect for our area through the evening
Multiple tornado warnings swept through southern Wisconsin on Friday night
Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 2:28 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2023 at 8:05 PM CDT
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  • Strong to severe storms are expected this evening
  • All severe risks are on the table
  • Wintry conditions arrive overnight
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Multiple tornado warnings swept through southern Wisconsin on Friday night

Multiple Tornado Warnings are in effect in southern Wisconsin.

Additionally, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for those two counties – as well as Dane, Iowa, Jefferson, and Lafayette Co. – have been extended to 8:15 p.m. Tornado watches remain in effect for much of southern Wisconsin.

Nine states, including Wisconsin, are under a Tornado Watch through the rest of the evening. This is potentially one of the most dangerous scenarios that have been seen for such a large area of the United States in two years.

All of our viewing areas continue to be under the risk of strong, destructive winds, large hail, locally heavy downpours, and isolated tornadoes. While some of the models indicate the most severe weather will be for our most southwest counties, and then through the southern counties, we’re not reducing any of the risks for all of our viewing area until this system clears.

What’s Coming Up...

Not long after the convective part of the storm moves out, we will begin to see the wintry part arrive just after midnight. Temperatures will drop about 30 degrees, and snow will continue through the morning. Snow totals will range from 1-2″ across Dane County with higher totals of 3-5″ up near the Dells. Winds tomorrow will stay gusty throughout the day, up to 40 mph.

Looking Ahead...

As we end the weekend, we’re looking at milder and sunnier days with highs into the upper 50s. Then our next chance of showers and thunderstorms arrives on Tuesday.

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