OFFICIAL FORECAST - Winter Storm to Bring Widespread Snow to Wisconsin
By Justin Poublon
January 17, 2020 - 9:44 AM CST | 2,302 2
TONIGHT/SATURDAY - A large winter storm will bring several inches of snow to several states tonight into Saturday afternoon. The storm will beging with a surge of moderate to heavy snow moving southwest to northeast through Wisconsin. Overnight warm air will attempt to push into southern Wisconsin and may lead to a wintry mix, freezing drizzle, or even rain for some. Snow then returns in a light to moderate way for the rest of Saturday morning. The storm gradually ends during the day Saturday hanging on into the evening hours across the far north and upper Michigan. A period of lake effect snow may begin in the prone areas across upper Michigan as this storm event comes to an end.
For tonight through Saturday morning. The storm gradually ends during the day tomorrow.
6-8" is expected across all of northern Wisconsin with locally higher amounts not out of the question. 3-6" in southern WI into northern Illinois with bulk of that falling tonight. The heaviest snows will be found in Minnesota. Lake effect kicks in following this storm in upper Michigan and this map doesn't include all of that.
Gusty winds up to 35 MPH are possible tonight, weakening slightly Saturday morning before increasing again Saturday night into Sunday AM.
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