Washington County, WI – A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) in effect from tonight at 6 p.m., until Sunday at 6 p.m for Washington and Ozaukee counties. The NWS is calling for 4″ to 8″ of snow by the time all is done in what appears to be the biggest snowstorm of the season.
According to the NWS, accumulating wet and heavy snow is expected to spread across southern and central Wisconsin into this evening, and linger through Sunday. Southeast to east winds could gust as high as 35 mph and cause some areas of blowing and drifting snow. Travel conditions will quickly deteriorate as the snow starts, and will be hazardous into Sunday.
The highest snowfall totals are expected along the Illinois border and areas near Lake Michigan where a Winter Storm Warning is in effect tonight through Sunday.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for outlying Dodge and Fond du lac counties. Plan on slippery road conditions and occasionally reduced visibilities.
This alert comes from the National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan, Wisconsin. It was issued at 13:52 PM on January 30, 2021 CST. It expires at 18:00 PM on January 31, 2021 CST.