Travel impacts expected from light snow, strong winds, and rapidly decreasing temperatures... Rain will move into the region Wednesday morning, but will quickly change to snow in the afternoon as cold air moves in from the northwest. Accumulations from half an inch up to two inches are expected. Any liquid remaining on surfaces may freeze with temperatures decreasing rapidly throughout the afternoon, and untreated surfaces will become slippery. Strong winds will be gusting from 35 to 45 mph from the northwest. Although the snow accumulations are expected on the lighter side, the combination of light snow, strong winds, and rapidly decreasing temperatures will impact afternoon and evening commute and holiday travelers.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations near half an inch up to two inches. Winds gusting from 35 to 45 mph. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central and west central Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota. * WHEN...From 3 PM Wednesday to midnight Wednesday night. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute and holiday travelers. Blowing snow could reduce visibility. Any liquid that remains on untreated surfaces will freeze, creating slick travel conditions. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.