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Complex wintry system impacts southern Wisconsin through Thursday

MADISON (WKOW) – Another wintry system will cause for tough travel conditions through Thursday.

Most of the freezing rain will be transitioning to mostly freezing drizzle overnight. Expect another glaze of ice on all untreated surfaces when you wake up Thursday morning.

It’s possible that we will still be dry for the morning commute, but chances are the second round of precipitation will already be ramping up as you head out the door.

Expect rain SE of Madison, freezing rain for our central areas, including Dane County, and snow for areas far NW of Madison.

As colder air filters in on the back side of this system, the snow will push southeast, so everyone should see a round of snow through the afternoon before the system exits our area during or after the evening commute.

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Up to a quarter inch of ice is possible for Madison and areas south and east of town.

Meanwhile, highest snow amounts will be NW of Madison because you have a longer opportunity for snow than the rest of the area.

All untreated surfaces will be slippery, especially since we already had a round of icing Tuesday night. Make sure to do the penguin shuffle so you stay upright!

Roadways will quickly deteriorate this evening and with the second round of wintry mix expected Thursday, the morning commute will be sluggish.

Thursday’s evening rush will also be slow as most of the region will still likely see snow at this point.

Take it easy and use safe driving techniques, like allowing extra time and extra space on the roads. Make sure to have your headlights on during the day Thursday, too, no matter what type of precipitation you’re seeing.

Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist

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