Snow will spread over the region tonight — Saturday, December 21st, 2013.
A winter storm is expected to dump 3 to 8 inches of snow on the region. The snow will spread across the region from south to north, starting this evening across Northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. The Heaviest Snow is expected to fall from extreme Northeast Iowa across Southwest into central Wisconsin where snowfall rates will be heavy at times. Up to an inch an hour will be possible between 3 and 9 am. North winds will be on the increase Sunday which will produce drifting snow and some blowing snow across the open areas of northeast Iowa and on the higher terrain of southwest Wisconsin.
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6 pm this evening to 6 pm CST Sunday.
- Snow will spread into the area early this evening and diminish during the afternoon Sunday. The Heaviest snow will fall from 3 am to 9 am Sunday.
- Accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected by Sunday afternoon.
- North winds will increase into the 15 to 25 mph range Sunday causing drifting snow. Some blowing snow will also be possible across the open areas of northeast Iowa and the higher terrain locations of southwest Wisconsin.
- Travel will become dangerous and difficult. Drifting Snow could Re-cover roads with snow.
Have an emergency winter weather survival kit in your vehicle. Your kit should include water, snack food such as energy bars or raisins, first aid kit and booster cables. If you have a cell phone make sure you have a power adapter you can plug into the lighter. You can find more tips on our website: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov
Check the roads before you travel. Call 511 or go to www.511wi.gov for the latest road conditions across Wisconsin. You can also go to our website for a regional travel map which covers North and South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/511/default.asp