According to a media release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, a winter storm warning is currently in effect statewide through Friday afternoon (Dec. 21), with hazardous travel likely over the next two days.
Conditions are expected to change rapidly. Heavysnow and high winds will result in blizzard conditions and hazardous driving. Driving is expected tobe especially treacherous today and could have life-threatening impacts. Motorists are advised tocancel or delay travel plans.
Additionally, there is potential for significant travel impacts into Friday, with relatively heavy travel anticipated due to the extended holiday weekend. Snow fall is intensifying across the central part of the state along a path extending from Madison in the Southwest towards Green Bay in the Northeast. Total accumulations throughout the day and into the evening could exceed one foot.
In the Southeast near Milwaukee, rain will begin to freeze and change to snow this afternoon. This will create very hazardous driving conditions during the afternoon rush hour.