First ‘major snowstorm’ could come Monday

Snow expected to stay beyond Monday
First ‘major snowstorm’ could come Monday

Even though the start of winter is over a month away, it will feel and look like winter in southern Wisconsin next week.

A winter storm will move through Wisconsin on Monday, but its track is very uncertain at this point. The latest forecast calls for snow through northern and central Wisconsin with a rain/snow mix from Madison to the south through the day on Monday, with all areas transitioning to snow Monday night.

If the storm track shifts to the south, more snow would be possible throughout southern Wisconsin, and if it shifts to the north, there would be more rain and rain/snow mix throughout the area during the day on Monday. Storm features at this time of year are prone to changing rapidly, so keep an eye out for updates through the weekend.

The snow will diminish on Tuesday morning, but it doesn’t look like any melting will take place. Cold Canadian air will settle into the area and highs will struggle to make it back to 30 degrees for the rest of the week.

Wisconsin Emergency Management and the National Weather Service issued a statement Friday saying that the storm could drop up to 6 inches of snow through central Wisconsin.