MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) Ready or not - here comes the snow!
Ready or not... Here comes SN❄️W ⛄️☃️— James Parish (@James_NBC15) January 17, 2020
Here's how this winter storm could play out.
Widespread snow develops Friday afternoon.
Widespread snow continues overnight into Saturday. A wintry mix could impact the WI-IL border. The snow will wrap up Saturday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/SzEbEazlCh
A strong storm system will bring in a round accumulating snow Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will be in effect for the entire area Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.
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SNOWFALL & ICE ACCUMULATIONS
Widespread snowfall totals will be between 3-6". The heaviest snowfall totals will likely fall north of Madison. The northern part of the area will likely see between 4-8" of snow. Madison will likely see between 4-6" of snow. Snowfall totals closer to the WI-IL state line will likely be between 2-5".
A glaze of ice will be possible across the entire area However, places near the WI-IL state line will have the best chance of seeing any ice accumulate. This is where 0.1" of ice is possible.
Heavy SN❄️WFALL will be possible Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Here's my latest snowfall total forecast.— James Parish (@James_NBC15) January 17, 2020
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will be in effect for the entire area Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/E0isPENBgb
Snow will develop from west to east across the area this time afternoon. Snow and snowy/slick roads will likely impact the evening commute.
WINTER STORM & TRAVEL IMPACT TIMELINE— James Parish (@James_NBC15) January 17, 2020
Snow will develop from west to east across the area this afternoon. Falling snow and snowy/slick roads will impact the afternoon commute.
Traveling will likely be very difficult tonight through Saturday morning. pic.twitter.com/UfznSaxVtA
Snow will likely make the jump over the Mississippi River after lunchtime and impact Viroqua, Boscobel, Mineral Point and Platteville between 1-4 p.m. Madison, Baraboo, Janesville and Monroe will likely start to see snow between 3-6 p.m. Places east of Madison probably won't see snow until after 5 p.m.
The widespread snow will likely continue through the overnight. There is a chance freezing rain and sleet could mix in with the snow at times. Madison and places closer to the WI-IL state line will have the best chance of seeing a wintry mix develop overnight. The snow will wrap up from west to east across the area Saturday morning into Saturday afternoon.
Falling snow and snowy/slick roads will likely impact the evening commute. Traveling will become the most difficult Friday night into Saturday morning. Patchy blowing and drifting snow will be possible Saturday afternoon. Expect a west wind at 20-25 mph Saturday afternoon. Wind gusts could be up to 35 mph.
Much colder air will follow the snow. Temperatures will drop throughout the day on Saturday. Temperatures in the morning will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s. By the afternoon, temperatures will only be in the teens. Expect a gusty west wind at 20-25 mph too. Wind gusts could be up to 35 mph.
The rest of the holiday weekend looks cold. Highs on Sunday and Monday will be in the teens. Overnight lows will be near 0 degrees.