A First Weather Alert Day on Friday due to risk of snow | Bot To News


WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – A First Day Weather Advisory has been issued for Friday from early to mid-morning to late afternoon for locations near and south of the 10 Freeway. Snow will move into the southern portions of central Wisconsin. Friday morning, falling moderate to maybe heavy at times mid-morning to early/mid-afternoon, tapering to snow showers by late Friday afternoon.

Potential messy and tricky trip south of HWY 10 Friday due to 1-4 inches of snow falling
Potential messy and tricky trip south of HWY 10 Friday due to 1-4 inches of snow falling(W.S.A.W.)

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Low pressure will track eastward from the western Plains into northern Illinois Thursday night through Friday afternoon. A band of snow will track the low on the north side, with snow accumulation likely in southern Wisconsin, as well as the southern parts of our observing area (Wood, Portage, Juneau, Adams, and Waushara counties). ). The snow will arrive during the morning commute south of the 10 freeway and continue through the lunch hour into mid-afternoon.

Band of snow moving on Friday morning, with heavy snowfall
Band of snow moving on Friday morning, with heavy snowfall(W.S.A.W.)
Band of snow moving north on the HWY 29 corridor by noon Friday
Band of snow moving north on the HWY 29 corridor by noon Friday(W.S.A.W.)

Roads range from slippery and wet (if treated) near the 10 freeway to snow-covered and dangerous at times farther south. For locations north of the 10 Freeway to the 29 Freeway, light snow and snow showers are available Friday morning through afternoon with some slippery sections on the roads. Those in the Northwoods won’t have much more than clouds with the possibility of a gust on Friday.

Snow track east south of HWY 10 Friday night
Snow track east south of HWY 10 Friday night(W.S.A.W.)

Accumulations will range from none in the north to less than 1″ layer in Wausau, Marshfield and Shawano, to 1-2″ in Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids and Wautoma, while 3-5″ in the southern half of Juneau & Adams, including Necedah, Adams, and Wisconsin Dells. If you have a trip that will take you to southern Wisconsin on Friday, be prepared for harsh driving conditions due to snow. Be sure to allow extra time, slow down, and keep enough distance between yourself and other vehicles on the road to maintain safe stopping distance if necessary.

Snow accumulations between 1 and 4 inches south of HWY 10
Snow accumulations between 1 and 4 inches south of HWY 10(W.S.A.W.)

Once this winter storm moves east on Friday night, there will be an additional chance for snowfall in the region on Saturday. Accumulations of one layer up to 1″ are possible, creating slippery road conditions.

Warm up for the weekend above zero
Warming up for the weekend above zero(W.S.A.W.)
Light showers of snow will move across the north-central Saturday
Light showers of snow will move across the north-central Saturday(W.S.A.W.)



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