Winter storm moves out, bitter cold to move in – Chris

A weather map for January 18, 2020

MADISON, Wis. — Though the winter storm is now leaving the area, today remains and ALERT DAY due to strong winds this evening causing additional blowing and drifting of snow. Sunday will also be an ALERT DAY due to wind chills as cold as 25° below 0 in the morning.

Skies will stay mostly cloudy, this afternoon, and high temperatures will be in the lower 30s, early.  Storm total snow accumulation has ranged  from 4-7″, matching up very well with the overnight forecast.

Behind the storm, an arctic front will arrive in Wisconsin with another round of snow showers and flurries, high winds, and a big time drop in temperatures. Right now the front is over southeast Minnesota and pushing southward.

This should arrive right around lunch time with a band of light snow showers.

Winds will pick up immediately behind this, gusting to as much as 35 to 40 miles per hour at times.

Combined with falling temperatures, this will lead to wind chills into Wind Chill Advisory criteria this evening and through Sunday morning.

Plan to remain bundled up, and limit time outdoors. In the expected wind chills, frostbite can occur within half an hour.