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Winter weather advisory expanded for incoming snow

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MADISON (WKOW) - Winter weather advisories have been expanded farther east to now include the Capital City.

An upper-level low pressure system swoops in from the Plains and may stall out over the Midwest giving us a long time period of potential snow.

A rain and snow mix will develop as early as 10 am over southwestern Wisconsin.

The snow mix will overspread the region falling at a moderate pace causing tough travel by mid-afternoon.

High temps will be in the mid 30s with a bit of a breeze from the south at 10-15 mph.

As temps fall this evening, the mix will change over to all snow. It'll become lighter and more scattered in nature after midnight.

Some dry air will likely filter into this weather system. This will cause some more dry time with just a few passing flurries or a little light snow.

One final push of light snow before the system exits early Saturday morning.

1-3" expected for far southeastern Wisconsin along I-43. 2-4" for most other areas.

We'll be on the lower end of this system if the storm is weaker and farther west with more dry air on Friday. If it moves farther east, it will likely be stronger with more moisture on the higher end of the forecast.

We're running a 7" deficit for the season so far and compared to last snow season, so we could use some more after a quiet start to 2021.

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Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist

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