Winter storm brings rain, then snow and wind Friday night into Saturday

Posted March 26, 2018

Residents' yards, cars and rooftops are covered with broken tree limbs thanks to more than half a foot of soggy snow. After sunset, temperatures will fall back down well below freezing.

Dry easterly winds over southern Wisconsin will block the eastward edge of the snow, resulting in a very sharp cut-off from west to east over southwestern and southern Wisconsin. Heavy snow is indeed likely especially north of Highway 30, but we simply can't be very confident the exact location of the highest totals. "By late afternoon, the snow will begin to taper off and it'll be ending in the evening".

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"Slick and snow covered roads and surfaces may develop late [Friday night, early Saturday morning]", said the NWS in its hazardous weather outlook. The northeastern portion of the heavier snow band may end up being trimmed back a bit.

As much as 8 inches of new snow has been reported in Minot, North Dakota, and 4 inches of snow has already been reported in Charles City, Iowa. Minor ice accumulations of a light glaze.

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The snow will be wet and heavy.

To the southwest of metropolitan Cincinnati, Carroll, Gallatin, Owen, Grant, Pendelton, Bracken, Robertson, Mason, and Lewis counties in Kentucky will have more wet snow and additional problems. Temperatures will decline slightly Saturday under mostly cloudy skies and remain in the low to mid 60s through Monday before climbing into the low 70s starting Tuesday.

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