Late season snow storm to impact southern Wisconsin Tuesday

MADISON (WKOW) - A winter storm is moving towards southern Wisconsin & will blanket the area in a late-season coating of snow by the time all is said and done late Tuesday night.


A rain/snow mix will begin around midnight for our south-central & southern areas, including the Madison region, with light snow developing for our northern spots. The morning commute will only be impacted for northern communities. Farther south, the mix will transition to pure snow during the late morning to early afternoon which means expect sloppy conditions for the drive home from work.

On and off snow showers will continue until late Tuesday night, so there could be some leftover slick spots, especially for less-traveled areas, like side streets and driveways, heading out the door Wednesday.


As the snow falls later on Tuesday, it'll also be quite blustery with winds out of the north around 10-20 mph. This will cause wind-driven snow and significantly reduce visibility.

Expect heavy, wet snow meaning it may be dangerous to shovel, especially farther north where the highest snow totals are expected. Take frequent breaks! Keep your headlights on when it is snowing & allow for a lot of extra time and space on the roads.


Expect around a half foot for our far northern communities, 4-6" for our north-central areas, like Richland Center, the Dells, Portage, and Dodge County. 2-4" for our central areas, including the greater Madison region, Dodgeville and Jefferson. And 1-2" for the row of counties closest to Illinois.

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