Rusty Kapella, chief meteorologist at the Sullivan weather office stated that counties in the southeast portion of Wisconsin will remain under a Winter Weather Warning until 6 a.m. Friday. Counties in the east central region and south west region are under a Winter Weather Advisory. Some Lake Superior snow belt counties are under a Lake Effect Snow Warning.
Kapella said that southeastern Wisconsin counties can expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow before the current storm ends sometime after 9 p.m. today. Counties further north and west can expect 6 to 8 inches of snow. Counties still further north and west can expect between 5 and 6 inches of snow to fall and some counties in the Lake Superior snow belt may receive up to 10 inches of snow.
This afternoon and evening, Kapella said, winds are expected to increase to 15 to 30 miles per hour causing blowing and drifting of snow and, in some open areas, visibility may be reduced to between 1/2 to 1/4 mile. Temperatures should be in the teens in the northern part of Wisconsin and in the 20s in the southern portions of the state today falling into the single numbers overnight tonight. Some areas in northwestern Wisconsin may fall below zero overnight.
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