A round of moderate to heavy snow arrives Friday night -Chris

MADISON, Wis. — Alert Days remain in the forecast Friday night and into early Saturday.

This is when another round of accumulating snow will impact the area, this time bringing a period of moderate-to-heavy snow as opposed to the steady light snow the area has seen.

As of early Friday afternoon, the region of low pressure responsible for the snow sits over northern Missouri. The low will track towards southern Lake Michigan, where it will stall overnight before gradually pushing eastward Saturday morning.

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The leading edge of heavier snow will arrive on the tail end of the evening rush hour. This has trended an hour or two slower than earlier forecasts, which is good news for the evening commute.

The period of heaviest snow will likely set up from 9 p.m.- 3 a.m.

Light snow will taper to flurries during the morning hours on Saturday.

In general, an additional 2-5 inches of snow is expected, with the heavier totals mainly between Madison and Milwaukee.

The overnight timing of the snowfall, combined with temperatures closer to freezing, will help limit travel impacts to moderate.

However, the heavy and wet nature of the snow will mean those shoveling will have to take extra precautions when clearing.

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