Frigid start to MLK Jr. Day followed by more sizeable snow on Tuesday

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MADISON (WKOW) – Winter has returned with Arctic cold lasting one more night before snow moves in.

Temps plummet to around -10° with mostly clear skies, but winds will be quite light, so “feels-like temps” won’t be much colder than actual temps.

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If kids are going to school, make sure they are bundled up in multiple layers at the bus stop as it will easily be the coldest morning of the season. Expect some sunshine to start the day with increasing clouds by the afternoon.

Temps get more bearable into the teens.

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An area of low pressure will move in from the Central Plains and pass through northern Illinois. As of now, it looks like we’ll continuously stay on the cold side of the system, meaning all our precipitation will be snow.

However, if the forecast low moves any farther north, our state line communities could experience a period of wintry mix.

The current forecast is for snow to develop by late morning from west to east overspreading the WKOW area by the mid-afternoon. Expect the evening commute to be slower than usual, just like with last week’s snow.

Snow continues overnight and will wrap up Wednesday morning. This should be another healthy snow with most areas picking up another 4-8 inches.

Max Tsaparis

Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist
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