MADISON (WKOW) – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of southern Wisconsin today as a complex weather system moves into the Midwest.
Freezing rain will move into Madison and areas to the south from around 7-11 am on Monday.
If you have to work, expect icy spots heading out the door. Allow extra time and extra space on the roads.
Temps stay below freezing north of Madison, so expect the wintry mix to change over to all snow by the early to mid-afternoon. For central and southern areas, mainly rain will fall through the afternoon.
As temps drop closer to sunset, all precipitation will change over to snow. It will fall consistently through around midnight before tapering towards sunrise New Year’s Day.
New Year’s night is already one of the most dangerous times of year to be driving. Combined with the snow, travel will be even more treacherous.
Figure out your designated driver now or plan on using a ride share or cab company.
A glaze of ice is possible from Madison and areas to the south in the morning. As we change over to all snow, highest totals will be north and northeast of Madison with 3-5 inches expected.
Central areas from northern Grant County through Madison will get 1-3 inches with the least amount of snow towards Illinois with up to an inch possible.