Area could see 2-6 inches of snow; some schools closing early

Winter weather advisories issued for Monday, Tuesday

Two to 6 inches of snow is possible in the Madison area Monday afternoon into Monday night.

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A winter storm warning is in effect for Juneau, Adams, Marquette, and Green Lake counties and a winter weather advisory has been issued for the rest of southern Wisconsin for Monday and Monday night.

Snowflakes started falling in the Madison area at about 10:30 am.

Temperatures fell to the upper 20s late in the day. West/northwest winds will pick up Monday with blowing snow possible Monday afternoon and Monday night. North-south roads will be affected by the blowing and drifting snow.

One to 4 inches of snow will accumulate during the day, and another 1 to 2 inches will accumulate at night. This will bring storm totals to 2 to 6 inches of snow across southern Wisconsin.

The Madison Streets Division said crews crews are applying salt on the city’s main roads and bus routes. Sand is being applied to residential streets where needed. Crews were unable to put salt brine on the road ahead of the storm because of Sunday’s rains. Crews are expected to work throughout the night.

Temperatures will drop into the upper teens tonight with snow becoming lighter or tapering to flurries overnight.

Any lingering flurries will end early Tuesday, followed by skies becoming partly sunny for the afternoon. Highs will reach the middle 20s.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with snow showers and flurries. Highs will be near 30 degrees.

Thanksgiving Day looks quiet with partly sunny skies. It will be breezy and chilly with highs near 20 degrees. Friday will be mostly cloudy with another chance for snow showers or flurries and highs in the middle 20s.