A burst of snow and strong winds gusting 35 to 50 mph will impact the area this afternoon and evening. Snow squalls will be possible, which could result in sudden, localized near-whiteout conditions. Roads could quickly become slippery as temperatures plummet on the backside of this system.
These poor travel conditions will coincide with the afternoon commute for many, so plan on impacts and consider delaying travel if necessary. If traveling, stay alert for sudden changes in visibility and road conditions. When encountering a burst of snow, reduce your speed and turn on your headlights so others can see you.
This Afternoon/Eve: Burst of Snow, Strong Winds
- Snow: Trace to 1" of snow for most with potential for up to 2" north of I-94. Snow squalls possible with sudden, localized near-whiteout conditions.
- Wind: Strong winds gusting 35 to 50 mph.
- Impacts: Slippery travel possible. Poor visibility at times with falling and blowing snow. Wind gusts may affect those traveling in high-profile vehicles. The afternoon commute will be impacted.
- ACTION: Check the forecast, radar, and road conditions before traveling. Anticipate slippery roads. Allow extra travel time, slow down, and leave extra braking distance ahead of your vehicle.