Update-Winter Storm Watch goes into effect Friday night for parts of SE Wisconsin

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shovel-snowFrom the National Weather Service. A potent low pressure system will move out of the Great Plains and across the Midwest at the end of this week. The low will traverse Illinois overnight Friday and early Saturday, and we are confident that this low will produce ample precipitation and that temperatures will be cool enough in Wisconsin for snow. The only question is where will the low track. Our current forecasted low track, shown below, puts southern Wisconsin in a prime location for significant snowfall accumulations as the low moves across central Illinois. Currently, they are forecasting 3-5″ of snow across the Racine area, other amounts may vary in SE Wisconsin

The Winter Storm WATCH will impact the following counties: Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth and Waukesha.

A winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

Update-A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW LOOKS POSSIBLE ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN WISCONSIN
FROM FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. AT THIS TIME…THERE APPEARS
TO BE THE POTENTIAL FOR 4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW IN THESE AREAS.
DEPENDING ON THE FINAL TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM…THESE TOTALS COULD
FLUCTUATE UP OR DOWN.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING…FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 7 INCHES.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH FRIDAY NIGHT SHIFTING NORTH TO
NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS…POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS AND
REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
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