First accumulating snowfall of season expected Sunday

Snow could affect travel

A winter weather advisory has been issued for a portion of southern Wisconsin starting early Sunday morning, the National Weather Service said.

The advisory Saturday said a trough of low pressure will bring the first accumulating snowfall of the season on Sunday. Light snow is expected for about six hours, which will cause reduced visibility and slippery conditions.

The National Weather Service said the advisory is in effect Sunday at 3 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Snow is expected to start after midnight near Darlington and Dodgeville, and about 5 a.m. in Madison.

Snow accumulation is expected between 3 and 4 inches, NWS said. There may be slippery roadways which could cause hazardous travel. Winds will be south at 10 mph gusting to 15 mph.

NWS said a winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Drivers should be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibility, and they should use caution while driving.