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Winter Storm Warning in effect for Southern Wisconsin

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for all of southern Wisconsin.

The update was issued around 4:00 a.m., and cancels the Winter Weather Advisory previously in effect.

The National Weather Service says the Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6:00 p.m. Monday. Accumulating snow will overspread the region starting early Monday morning and lasting until later in the afternoon. The heaviest snow is expected from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.

The National Weather Service predicts accumulations could be six to seven inches of snow, with locally higher amounts.

Winds are expected to be out of the southeast at 10-15 miles an hour with a few gusts of 25 miles per hour in the morning. In the afternoon, the winds will be out of the south to southwest at five to 10 miles an hour, with gusts up to 20 miles per hour.

The snow may rapidly accumulate on the roads, making travel difficult with visibilities 1/4 mile at times. The NWS says the snow will affect the morning commute from Madison westward. Roads will likely be snow-covered and slippery as well for the afternoon commute.

If you must travel, keep a flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
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