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Winter storm watch for heavy snow threat Monday evening through Tuesday

MADISON (WKOW) – After a little light snow Sunday, a strong winter storm takes aim at southern Wisconsin by early in the work week.

Updated winter weather hazards from the National Weather Service

A little freezing mist is possible tonight with temps around 20°. The majority of Monday will just be cloudy and a bit breezy, especially by late-day. Highs peak in the upper 20s.

Snow will move in from the south around 6-9 pm Monday evening overspreading the entire region by midnight. There could be some freezing rain mix with the snow for stateline spots and communities along I-43, but by the morning, all precipitation will be snow.

Snow will continue falling through the day. Expect a sluggish morning and evening commute as the long-lived nature of the snow storm will make it hard for plows to stay ahead of it all.

Snow will wrap up by late evening or overnight at the latest.

Even with the initial possible freezing rain in far S&SE Wisconsin, these areas can still expect 4-7 inches of new snow. Southwest Wisconsin up through Madison and up to Fond Du Lac can pick up 5-8 inches and areas N&NW will get 7-10 inches.

Travel will be difficult beginning Monday night and lasting until Tuesday night. With gusts up to 30 mph, blowing and drifting snow will be a concern, especially in rural areas during Tuesday afternoon and evening. Winds ease up by midday Wednesday.

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Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist

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