Alert Day: Rain, snow will affect travel -Haddie

Winter Weather Advisory

MADISON, Wis. — An Alert Day is in the forecast for rain and snow that will likely impact the afternoon and evening commutes today.

A storm system will track right across southern Wisconsin today, bringing snow, rain and possibly some freezing drizzle to the area.

Precipitation will begin to spread into the area by mid-morning and will likely start as all snow.

As temperatures climb to the middle 30s on Monday afternoon, rain will mix with the snow, especially in Dane County and areas to the south.

North of Dane county, the precipitation will stay as snow through the afternoon and evening.  Highest snow accumulations will be north of Dane County, where a band of 3 to 6 inches is expected.

Snow potential

Any snow and rain will diminish Monday night.  There may be a brief period of freezing drizzle as dry air moves into the region.  Any impacts from the freezing rain should be minimal.

Quiet weather is expected for the rest of the week, although it will be quite cold on Wednesday and Thursday.  More Alert Days are in the forecast for the cold temperatures those days. Warmer weather will return for the weekend.

Extended forecast