Heavy snowfall possible for parts of the area late Friday through Saturday

Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 8:55 AM CST
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Here comes more snow! The next round of accumulating snow is still on track to impact southern Wisconsin late Friday through Saturday.


Snow will increase from west to east across the area Friday afternoon and continue through Friday night. There is still the potential freezing rain and sleet could start to mix in late Friday night into Saturday, especially for places close to the WI-IL. Most of the snow will start to move out of the area Saturday afternoon.

Snow start times Friday:

Snow will start to develop between 2-4 p.m. for Prairie Du Chien, La Cross, Richland Center, Lone Rock, Mineral Point and Camp Douglas.

Snow will start to develop between 4-6 p.m. for Madison, Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo, Monroe, Janesville, Watertown and Beaver Dam.

Keep in mind, these times could change a little by Friday morning.


Heavy snowfall will be possible for parts of the area late Friday through Saturday. The heaviest snow will likely fall across the northern part of the area: Viroqua, Baraboo, Camp Douglas and Montello. This is where 3-6"+ of snow will be possible.

Madison will likely see 3-5" of snow during this time.

Snowfall totals across the WI-IL will be between 2-4" of snow. This is the area where a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet could develop, which could lower snowfall totals. If all snow continues, snowfall totals across this area could go up.

Keep in mind, the exact strength and track of the storm system will determine the precipitation type and snowfall totals. These numbers could change before Friday night.


Travel impacts should be expected Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Traveling could become very difficult. especially Friday night through Saturday morning.

This system is also going to be a wind machine. Expect gusty southeast winds at 15-25 mph late Friday into Friday night. The wind will be more westerly on Saturday. Expect a west wind at 20-25 mph. Wind gusts could be as high as 35 mph. Blowing and drifting snow will be possible at times.

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