Accumulating snow, freezing rain could make for hazardous travel

MADISON, Wis. — A winter storm is expected to bring a mixture of precipitation to southern Wisconsin starting Friday.

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Snow will spread into the area Friday afternoon from the west.

The snow may impact the Friday evening commute across the area. Some snow accumulation is expected by late Friday night.

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Overnight, there is a chance for freezing rain or sleet to mix with the snow, especially in far southern Wisconsin.

There is still some uncertainty as to how far north the rain-snow line will end up. On Thursday morning, it appears that Dane County and areas to the south will see that mix into early Saturday morning.

Winter Storm Watch

The storm system will quickly move off to the east on Saturday afternoon and any mix or snow will come to an end.

Total snow accumulation will range from 2 to 6 inches with the highest amounts northwest of Madison.

Any change in the forecast track of the storm will have a big impact on type and amount of precipitation for southern Wisconsin.

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