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Snow storm moves into southern Wisconsin on Tuesday

MADISON (WKOW) – Keep the shovels handy, another snow storm will impact our area on Tuesday.

TIMING
An area of low pressure moving through the Central Plains will push into the Midwest on Tuesday. Snow will begin falling after the morning commute for western areas closer to the Mississippi River.

By midday, snow will reach Madison and overspread the rest of the WKOW area by the early afternoon.

Expect widespread snow showers to slow down the evening commute. Snow may mix with freezing rain along the I-43 corridor in southeast Wisconsin.

Snow will continue overnight and wrap up before the Wednesday morning commute. Expect back road conditions to still be poor heading out the door, but main roads will hopefully already be treated and plowed.

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TOTALS
Most of southern Wisconsin will pick up 4 to 7 inches of heavier, wet snow (unlike Friday’s powdery snow) with lower amounts possible for Rock, Walworth and Jefferson counties, around 3 to 6 inches.

The rain/snow line will get extremely close to the Wisconsin/Illinois border which is why there could be a period of freezing rain in the afternoon and early evening for far south and southeastern areas.

If the snow does transition to freezing rain, that would be the reason for lesser totals.

Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist

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