Winter Warning For Next Winter Storm…
A winter storm warning is in effect this evening through 9 PM tomorrow evening. Major snow accumulation will be expected with this storm will a range of 6 to 12 inches for counties in the Coulee Region. Localized heaviest areas will likely fall in parts of Jackson and Monroe Counties. Strong and gusty winds Tuesday will cause blowing and drifting snow and will dramatically reduce visibility at times. Road conditions will become dangerous quickly as a bulk of the snow will come overnight into tomorrow morning. If you have plans to travel, you may want to adjust, delay or cancel.
Winter Storm Sets Up…
Temperatures today ended up slightly below normal thanks to cloudy skies and a chilly easterly wind. Readings were mostly in the 20s.
The storm is developing through Iowa and will push into the region this evening. The heaviest of the snowfall will occur through noon (tomorrow). Snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, which is difficult for plows to keep up with. This means Tuesday will have dangerous traveling conditions, especially Tuesday morning commute. Roads will be snow-covered for the morning commute, especially rural and side roads. If you have to travel, you will need to make sure to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destinations.
Just in the overnight tonight 4″ to 6″ inches of snow could fall throughout the entire Coulee Region. Then light snow continues Tuesday which could bring another 2″ to 4″ or more. With the different elevations and localized heavier snow bands area may be able to accumulate near 12 inches of snow. Remember, the snowfall amounts can change, so keep an eye on the progress of this storm.
Stay in tune with this forecast through the next 12 to 24 hours as it can change quickly. Follow the next winter storm on WXOW; on our newscasts, online on our website, https://wxow.com/weather, and by using our WXOW Weather App!
Have a great evening!
-Stormtracker 19 Chief Meteorologist Dan Breeden