A winter storm will impact the region with a band of heavy snow Friday into early Saturday. Some areas of blowing and drifting snows are likely with pockets of whiteout conditions. There is also a smaller threat for freezing precipitation south of the snow band. However, any shift in the storm track will impact where the heaviest snow falls. Forecast adjustments are possible - keep up-to-date on latest forecasts.
There will be significant impacts to travel - prepare accordingly.
...WINTER STORM WARNING INTO
EFFECT FROM 9 AM FRIDAY TO 6 AM SATURDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 13 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph creating some blowing and drifting snow. *
WHERE...Portions of southwest and west central Wisconsin, north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.
* WHEN...From 9 AM Friday to 6 AM CST Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If you must travel, keep an extraflashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. For the latest road conditions, check 511ia.org in Iowa, 511mn.org in Minnesota, and 511wi.gov in Wisconsin.