MADISON (WKOW) – Snow is impacting extreme southern Wisconsin.
ILLINOIS GETS SLAMMED
True winter storm conditions will stay in northern Illinois, impacting places like Rockford and Chicagoland with highest snow totals and even near blizzard-conditions with winds picking up through tonight.
In southern Wisconsin, snow amounts decrease significantly the farther north and west you go, simply because of the low pressure’s path.
Areas south of I-43 will receive highest snow totals in the WKOW area, likely exceeding four inches. Meanwhile, on the north side of Rock and Walworth counties, only an inch or two is expected.
Snow will continue for far south and southeast Wisconsin from now until around 2 am before the entire system drifts east into the Milwaukee viewing area and Lake Michigan.
Tough travel is expected this evening and through the overnight in our southeast areas, but by the Monday morning commute, main routes should already be treated and plowed.
Some blowing snow is possible, especially as winds pick up this evening with gusts out of the north up to 30 mph. This will mainly affect east-west roads.
TYPE OF SNOW
Because temps are close to freezing, this will be a heavy wet snow with big flakes. That means it’ll be good for packing, but hard for shoveling. Make sure to take frequent breaks.