Long duration, light snow event starts late Wednesday -Haddie

Alert Days in the forecast

Alert Days are in the forecast from Wednesday night through Friday night.  Light snow and low visibility will impact travel across the region.

Alert Days in the forecast

Relatively warm air and and moisture are streaming into southern Wisconsin today with strong southerly winds.  Eventually, light snow is expected to spread across the area from west to east late this afternoon or evening.  Latest forecasts hold the snow off until after the evening commute in Madison.

Probability of snow

Light snow is expected overnight with some light accumulation by Thursday morning.  Amounts will likely be less than 2″ in most locations.

Snow accumulation by Thursday morning

On and off snow showers will continue through Thursday and Friday.  By the time this storm system exits the area on Saturday morning, several inches of new snow will be possible.

Total snow accumulation through Friday night

In addition to the snow threat, areas of fog are expected to develop late Wednesday or early Thursday.  Visibility may drop below one mile at times and with temperatures close to the freezing point, some freezing fog will be possible.

Thursday low visibility forecast

The weather pattern should quiet down for the upcoming weekend.  Clouds and mild weather will linger, but the forecast looks dry into the first part of next week.

Probability of snow