Snow, Mixed Precipitation, and Gusty Winds

Will Lead To Poor Travel Conditions This Weekend

by:National Weather Service

What:  A long period rain/snow/freezing rain is expected to start late Saturday morning and continue through most of Sunday.  Precipitation will be more of a wintry mix as it starts on Saturday, then eventually change over to all snow.  Far northern Wisconsin is more likely to see only snow, while east- central Wisconsin will see more rain initially.  Several inches are expected to fall over a 30 hour period (i.e. the snow will accumulation slowly).  The highest amounts are expected from about Marshfield to Wausaukee, where 4 to 6 inches is forecast.

East winds will pick up Saturday afternoon, with gusts up to 20 to 30 miles per hour, creating areas of blowing or drifting snow at times.

Impacts:  The wintry precipitation will create wet roads through the afternoon, then become more slippery Saturday evening and overnight.  As winds increase, blowing snow may also make it more difficult to see very far ahead while driving.

Actions: When driving in snow or on wet roads, remember to slow down, keep extra distance between vehicles, and allow extra time to reach your destination.

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