Southern, eastern Wisconsin under winter storm warning

 

January 11, 2020

          

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Friday for a stretch of the state including Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay, with one round of snowfall expected on Saturday afternoon and evening.

MADISON - A winter storm that is expected to hit southern, central and northeastern Wisconsin could bring several inches of snow, icy road conditions and high winds, making weekend travel hazardous, state emergency officials said Friday. 

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Friday for a stretch of the state including Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay, with one round of snowfall expected Friday night and another on Saturday afternoon and evening. Saturday's snowfall alone is expected to bring 3 to 7 inches, along with considerable blowing and drifting snow. 

The National Weather Service says the worst conditions are expected in the Fox Valley and lakeshore areas, where northeast winds will gust up to 40 mph. Strong winds may lead to flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline, and 10 to 13-foot waves are expected on the lake, forecasters said. 

A lakeshore flood advisory was in effect through late Saturday for Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Sheboygan counties. 

The National Weather Service said travel is expected to be significantly impacted. State emergency management officials are urging residents to delay travel plans, or check road conditions before heading out. 

 


Associated Press