Winter Storm On The Way, Here’s What To Expect

Saul Bowman
January 28, 2019

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This snow will be the light and fluffy kind with temperatures near 10 degrees tonight, increasing to the mid-20s by morning and since it will be wind with gusts topping 30mph, blowing snow will be an issue tonight and all day on Monday. That still gives us a few hours of accumulating snow through Tuesday morning, adding up to 1-4 inches.

We'll have a cold and quiet night and quiet day on Sunday before things really go downhill on Sunday night into Monday when a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect for most of the NBC26 viewing area. A Winter Weather Advisory (purple-shaded area) for 3 to 6-inches give or take an inch or so of snow and blowing snow is forecast with a gradation of heaviest snow north to the least across far southern portions of the Winter Weather Advisory.

Total snow accumulations on Monday of 8-12 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible.

COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON: Once the winter weather system on Tuesday exits, cold air will begin to funnel into the area.

Any leftover moisture, whether it be liquid water from melted snow or a slushy-snowy-mess, will refreeze quickly Tuesday evening and stay frozen through Wednesday morning.

CBS 2 meteorologist Rob Ellis says on Tuesday and Wednesday, the wind chill could drop to 35 to 55 degrees below zero. Heavier snow is expected farther north into Wisconsin. High: 27. Wind: SE-N 10-20 miles per hour, Gusting to 30mph.

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