Winter Storm Expected Tuesday into Wednesday

Traffic is at at stand still on Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo., as a heavy winter storm passes through the area Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Photo by Gerik Parmele/gerik.com © Gerik Parmele, 2013 20130221 001 gp Winter Storm.NEF

Submitted to OnFocus – A winter storm is expected to bring several inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday. Widespread snow will impact the region from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.

The snow is expected to fall heaviest Tuesday night with potential for a period of light freezing drizzle as snow begins to taper off early Wednesday morning. The axis of heaviest snowfall is expected to lay out from northeast Iowa into southwest Wisconsin where a Winter Storm Watch is in effect for potential snow accumulations of 6 inches or more and a light glaze of ice.

However, any further fluctuation in storm track will result in a shift in the placement of this axis of heavier snow, so continue to monitor the latest forecast. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the remainder of the area with several inches of snow accumulation expected. Hazardous travel is expected across the region with impacts to the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes.

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts up to 6 inches possible.

* WHERE…Portions of central, north central and west central Wisconsin.

* WHEN…From 6 PM Tuesday to noon CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact Wednesday morning’s commute.

* AFFECTED AREAS: TAYLOR … ADAMS … CLARK … JACKSON … MONROE … JUNEAU

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