Keep an eye on the Wednesday morning commute

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) After a rather tranquil stretch of weather, all eyes are on our next weathermaker slated for a Wednesday arrival. While it won't be all that strong or have a lot of moisture to work with, the timing does pose some concern.

A quick burst of snow is possible right around the Wednesday morning commute. Snow is expected to develop around sunrise Wednesday before quickly tapering off by midday Wednesday. At this point, accumulations look to be light and an inch or less. Over the next 24 hours, we will have a better idea on timing and totals.

While accumulations will be light, snow will have no problem sticking to pavement surfaces. The recent cold snap has ground temperatures running well below freezing. That, along with the timing, will lead to slick travel and delays Wednesday morning. Remember to plan ahead and leave some extra time for the commute. Temperatures should warm into the middle 30s by Wednesday afternoon. Additional rain/snow chances are possible Thursday and Friday.

According to the Madison Streets Superintendent, Charlie Romines, trucks treated roads on Tuesday ahead of the snow. They used a saltwater brine mixture on the streets. It helps keep snow from binding to the pavement.

Plow drivers will be on standby to hit the Madison streets in the morning as snow accumulates.

Romines anticipates slippery roads, especially in untreated residential areas.