Accumulating snow Sunday, another storm possible around Wednesday – Gary

MADISON, Wis. - Several inches of snow is expected on Sunday, with the potential for more accumulating snow in the middle of next week.

MADISON, Wis. – After missing out on accumulating snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning, several inches of snow is expected from late Saturday night through early Sunday evening.


Friday and Saturday are expected to be variably cloudy and seasonably cold with just a slight chance of flurries. No accumulation is expected.

From late Saturday night through Sunday, a low-pressure system will move through southern Wisconsin. Snow should develop later Saturday night and continue through much of the day on Sunday.

While the heaviest snow is expected to fall in central Minnesota and Wisconsin where six or more inches may occur, steady snow should continue through the day over southern Wisconsin.

The snow should taper to flurries from west to east by late Sunday afternoon or early Sunday evening.

Total snowfall of about two to five inches is expected through southern Wisconsin. The lowest totals are expected near the Illinois state line, with around three inches or so near Madison, and five inches or more accumulating north of Wisconsin Dells.

If you are planning to travel on Sunday, be prepared for snow-covered roads. You will most likely need to add a lot of extra time to reach your destination safely.

Quiet weather will return for Monday and Tuesday of next week, but there is a possibility of a winter storm system affecting much of the Midwest on Wednesday into Thursday morning. Computer model forecasts have been inconsistent with the timing of the snow and the expected amounts. However, there is a reasonable expectation of at least some snow accumulation and some threat of more significant snowfall. If you have travel plans for the middle of next week, monitor the forecast for any changes to the forecast.

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