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Mixed Precipitation and Crashing Temperatures Today

Temperatures will continue to crash across southern Wisconsin this afternoon.  Freezing temperatures should reach the Milwaukee metro area by early evening.  Rain will transition to sleet and freezing rain, eventually becoming all snow before winding down this evening. The mixed precipitation and rapidly falling temperatures are expected to create slick spots, especially on untreated surfaces. This will likely impact the afternoon/evening commute.


Prepare for the possibility of slick roadways and hazardous travel if you'll be out and about this afternoon and evening.


A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of south-central Wisconsin and is in effect until 8 pm:

Hazards in Wisconsin


This graphic shows the expected times that rain will begin to transition over to mixed precipitation:



Forecast Ice and Snow accumulations

Expected ice accumulations for southern Wisconsin:

Expected snow accumulations for southern Wisconsin:


Here's a graphic showing the snow forecast for all of Wisconsin:




NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan