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Forecast

Wintry weather returns with snow and ice

Evening Forecast for Feb. 23, 2017

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and very windy with occasional rain and isolated thunderstorms. Rain will be mixed with freezing rain, sleet and snow from Madison to Wisconsin Dells. All snow is expected north of Wisconsin Dells. Snow and sleet accumulations will be up to 2” northwest of Madison and ice accumulations will be up to 1/10” by morning. Temperatures will fall into the lower to middle 30s by early Friday.

As a strong storm system continues to make its way into Wisconsin on Friday, it will be cloudy and windy with rain showers and isolated thunderstorms mixing with freezing rain and snow in the morning. Additional ice accumulations up to 1/10 inch are possible through Friday morning. Your morning and afternoon commutes could be slick, so make sure you leave plenty of time to reach your destination. The snow and mixed precipitation will change to all snow Friday afternoon. Friday night will be windy and colder with snow continuing. Another once to four inches of snow will accumulate by Saturday morning.

The weekend will be much colder with temperatures near or slightly below normal for late February. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, breezy and much colder with snow ending in the morning. Storm snow totals through Saturday morning will range from 1-2" southeast of Madison to 2-6" to the northwest of Madison. Much higher amounts are possible north of Wisconsin Dells. High temperatures will be in the upper 20s. Sunday will be variably cloudy and seasonably cold with a chance of flurries. High temperatures will be in the middle 30s.

Any flurries will end Sunday night with skies becoming partly sunny on Monday. Highs will reach the upper 30s.

Our next storm system will move into Wisconsin on Tuesday with breezy winds and rain showers developing. Highs will reach the lower 40s. The rain will change to light snow or flurries later Tuesday night. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, windy and colder with a continued chance of flurries. Highs will be in the middle 30s, but temperatures will hold steady or fall through the day.

Next Thursday will be variably cloudy, breezy and cold with a chance of light snow and flurries and highs in the lower 30s. Next Friday will be partly sunny and a little milder with highs in the upper 30s. 

There are light snow and flurry chances for the following weekend. Highs will reach the middle 30s each day.

***Winter Weather Advisory from Midnight until 6 AM Saturday for Juneau, Adams, Vernon, Grant, Crawford, Richland, Dane, Iowa, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Marquette and Green Lake counties***

TONIGHT:
Mostly cloudy and very windy with occasional rain and isolated thunderstorms; rain will be mixed with freezing rain, sleet and snow from Madison to Wisconsin Dells. All snow is expected north of Wisconsin Dells. Snow and sleet accumulations up to 2” northwest of Madison, ice accumulations up to 1/10”
Low: 34
Wind: NE 20-30 MPH (plus higher gusts)

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy and windy with rain, freezing rain and snow in the morning, changing to all snow in the afternoon; additional ice accumulations up to 1/10”
High: 39; then temperatures steady or falling
Wind: NE 15-25 MPH

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy, windy and colder with snow; snow accumulations of 1-4”
Low: 21
Wind: NW 15-25 MPH

SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and much colder with snow tapering to flurries and ending in the morning; total snow accumulations of 1-2 inches SE of Madison and 2-6” NW of Madison
High: 28
Wind: NW 10-20 MPH

SUNDAY:
Variable cloudiness and seasonably cold with a chance of flurries
Low: 18
High: 35

MONDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant
Low: 23
High: 39

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy and milder with rain showers developing (rain changing to light snow or flurries at night)
Low: 30
High: 43

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy and colder with a chance of flurries
Low: 31
High: 34; temperatures steady or falling

THURSDAY:
Variable cloudiness, breezy and cold with a chance of light snow and flurries
Low: 20
High: 31

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny and a little milder
Low: 23
High: 38

SATURDAY:
Variable cloudiness and breezy with a chance of snow showers
Low: 26
High: 36

SUNDAY:
Increasing cloudiness with a chance of light snow or flurries developing
Low: 28
High: 34


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