Monday, December 9, 2019
The NBC15 Weather Authority Forecast from Meteorologist James Parish:
Today's Weather Impact Scale: Low (Yellow, 1 out of 4). A band of snow will move from west to east across the area this afternoon. Snowfall accumulations will be less than an inch. Bursts of heavy snow could reduce visibility on the roads. Temperatures will drop below freezing this afternoon and evening, any moisture on the roads could turn to ice and cause slick spots.
Tonight's Weather Impact Scale: Low (Yellow, 1 out of 4). Black ice could from on the roads this evening. Wind chills overnight into Tuesday morning could range from 0 to -10 degrees. Expect gusty northwest winds this evening and overnight. Wind gusts could be up to 30 mph.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES:
Adams, Crawford, Grant, Juneau, Richland and Vernon Co., WI are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m.
Columbia, Dane, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Lafayette and Marquette Co., WI until 3 p.m.
Dodge, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth Co., WI until 5 p.m.
A band of snow will quickly march west to east across southern Wisconsin this afternoon. With temperatures above freezing ahead of the snow, snowfall accumulations will likely be less than a half of an inch for most places. Snowfall accumulations could be mainly limited to elevated and grassy surfaces
Despite the light snowfall accumulations, the band of snow could still impact the afternoon/evening commute. Bursts of heavy snow could reduce your visibility driving.
The snow will wrap up from west to east across the area early this evening. Most of the falling snow will be out of the area by 6 p.m. Any moisture left on the roads could turn to ice and cause slick spots. This could end up being a bigger problem then the falling snow itself. Most places will fall below freezing around 5 p.m.
Tonight will be very cold and breezy. Overnight will will range from near 5 degrees northwest of Madison to near 15 degrees southeast of Madison. Wind chills will likely range from zero to -10 degrees. Make sure you and your kids bundle up. You're going to need more than just a winter coat out of the door Tuesday morning. Try to dress in layers and cover up as much exposed skin as possible.
Tuesday will be a mostly sunny and cold day. Highs will only be in the teens, so don't let the sunshine fool you. Tuesday night will be another very cold night. Single-digit temperature readings will be possible almost area wide. Wind chills Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will likely be below zero once again.
Wednesday will be out last bitterly cold day before warmer, not warm, weather returns. Highs on Wednesday will be in the teens. There will also be a slight chance of snow flurries on Wednesday.
A little more snow will be possible Thursday as well. No major accumulations are expected at this time. Highs on Thursday will be near or just above 30 degrees.
Friday and Saturday will be mild, at least for this time of year. Highs will be in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. There will be a chance of rain and snow towards the end of the work and this weekend. The end of the weekend looks cold again. Highs on Sunday will be near 30 degrees.