More accumulating light snow expected through Saturday morning


MADISON, Wis. — A slow-moving weather system will bring periodic light snow through Saturday morning that should accumulate several inches. Fog may also impact travel by reducing visibility to a mile or less at times, especially during the nighttime hours.

The first batch of light snow across southern Wisconsin on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning brought between one and two inches of snow to most areas. During the day on Thursday, the snow tapered to intermittent snow showers and flurries with little additional accumulation.

The next round of light snow will arrive tonight, most likely from late evening through the overnight hours. About an inch of snow is expected from this snowfall.

During the day on Friday, additional light snow is expected, although as temperatures climb into the middle 30s on Friday afternoon, the snow may mix with rain, mainly from Madison southward. As a result, little accumulation is expected during the day on Friday.

Occasional light snow is likely on Friday night. At this time, snowfall of one to three inches is expected, with the best chances for the higher totals favoring areas east of Madison toward Milwaukee, where some additional moisture may be provided by Lake Michigan because of northeasterly winds off of the lake.

The snow should taper to flurries on Saturday morning. It’s possible that an additional inch of accumulation may occur on Saturday before the snow diminishes by late morning.

Above normal high temperatures in the middle to the upper 30s are expected for much of next week. The snow will melt a little each day, keeping the air moist, and leading to generally cloudy skies and some areas of fog.

There is a chance for light snow from late Tuesday night into Wednesday of next week, when it may mix with snow in the afternoon. Another system should bring some snow from Friday night through Saturday of next weekend. This may be followed by colder weather.

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