Winter storm hits southern Wisconsin

4-8" of snow likely through Monday

A winter storm bringing accumulating snowfall is moving through the Midwest, bringing snow to southern Wisconsin today.

The center of the storm will track across southern Illinois, leading to a prolonged period of fluffy snow. We can expect an additional 1-4″ of snow today, bringing the total accumulation to 3-7″.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for southwest Wisconsin, and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for south-central and southeast Wisconsin.

This storm will affect both the morning and afternoon commutes today, with the morning commute likely being impacted more. Winds will be gusty as the storm moves through the region, adding to the travel difficulties with blowing and drifting snow possible.

Madison Streets Department Superintendent Chris Kelly said the city will send out 32 crews to maintain salt routes, including major thoroughfares, bus routes and roads near schools and hospitals, once the snow starts.

Kelly said drivers should leave extra time to get around the city on Monday and practice good winter driving habits.

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