MADISON (WKOW) -- The State of Wisconsin is monitoring the first winter storm of the season that will hit southern Wisconsin tonight. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories from Eau Claire to the Milwaukee area.
The storm system is expected to move into the state by late afternoon and will continue through Saturday afternoon. Forecasters are expecting 4-6 inches of snow.
Motorists should be prepared to adjust travel plans and take extra precautions. The snow will impact travel Friday evening through Saturday morning. Current winter road conditions are available at www.511wi.gov or call 511.
In addition, motorists should have a winter emergency kit in their vehicle with a shovel, flashlight, blanket, hat and gloves, and snacks. A complete list of items is available at http://ReadyWisconsin.wi.gov.
Both the Wisconsin National Guard's Joint Operations Center (JOC) and the Wisconsin Emergency Management 24 Hour Duty Officer will monitor the storms. The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will not be activated at this time; however that could change if conditions should deteriorate.