Large storm developing later this week could affect holiday travel

MADISON, Wis. - There is a potential for mixed precipitation and accumulating snow Thursday and Friday, which could affect holiday travel.

A cold front will move through the state Tuesday, but no precipitation is expected. It will be mostly sunny and very mild Tuesday with high temperatures in the lower 40s. 

Skies will become partly cloudy Tuesday night, and it will be colder with low temperatures falling to the lower 20s by early Wednesday. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and colder with high temperatures in the lower 30s. A few flurries are possible on Wednesday night.


A storm system will affect Wisconsin from Thursday through Friday. The exact path of this storm still has some uncertainty, but right now it looks like southern Wisconsin will see a mixture of precipitation, transitioning into snow on Thursday night. 

Thursday will be mostly cloudy and breezy with light snow and rain developing, High temperatures will be in the middle 30s. The mix of precipitation will continue Thursday night, before changing to all snow by Friday morning. Some snow accumulations are possible on Thursday night, especially north of Madison. 

Friday will be mostly cloudy, windy and colder with occasional light snow. Some additional snow accumulations are possible Friday. Temperatures on Friday will start in the lower 30s before holding steady or falling into the 20s.

Colder weather is expected as we head into the Christmas holiday weekend. Saturday will be partly sunny, breezy and cold with high temperatures near 20 degrees. Cold air will continue to push across Wisconsin on Sunday with partly sunny skies and high temperatures only reaching the middle teens.

Monday will be partly sunny and very cold with a slight chance of flurries. Temperatures will start in the single digits below zero, with wind chills from negative 10 to negative 20 in the morning. Christmas Day high temperatures will be near 10 degrees.

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