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Winter Weather Advisory Expanded, Freezing Rain Possible

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the following counties: Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Washington, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Waukesha, and Dodge.  The advisory is in effect now and ends at 6 am Friday.

Temperatures within the advisory are forecast to hover close to 32 degrees overnight.  Warm air aloft will provide rain showers for most of southeastern Wisconsin; however, areas within the advisory could experience freezing rain or drizzle.

This evening the area could see some light snow or flurries, but the bulk of the precipitation will hold off until after Midnight.

A light glaze could develop on elevated surfaces, especially bridges and overpasses.  Slick travel Friday morning is expected across the advisory area.  By 7 or 8 am surface temperatures will warm above freezing and travel will improve.  We expect the precipitation to be out by 8 am.

Milwaukee and south should be ok with temperatures around 34.  All it takes is cooling of a degree or two to cause rain to turn to freezing rain.  We will watch it closely!

The significant snow should stay across central and northern Wisconsin.  Many areas will pick up 2" to 5" of snow.


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