The ice storm warning from earlier Monday was dropped at about 10:45 a.m., but the National Weather Service said there will still be icy impacts from the freezing rain into Tuesday, especially for motorists and pedestrians.
Mixed wintry precipitation is expected over southern and eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin early Monday morning through Tuesday with accumulating snow for western into central Minnesota Monday night into Tuesday. Most of the precipitation will move out by 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. This will not be a big snow maker for us, but the focus will be on potential ice accumulations.
The ice will result in hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday.
The NWS has put the entire listening area into a winter weather advisory again tonight from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Farther south, heavy rain and even some rumbles of thunder are possible through the PM and overnight hours. Temperatures will then begin to gradually warm to the mid-50's, with a sunny Monday in sight!More news: Australian PM Turnbull meets deputy to fix sex-scandal split
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Wed: High: 34 Mostly cloudy, breezy, colder.
Freezing rain will develop after midnight.
Saturday's low in Madison was 14 at 2:56 a.m., 2 degrees below the normal low and 30 degrees above the record low of 16 below for February 17, set in 1973. The beneficial rain could total as much as 5 inches by the start of next week, which would significantly help the drought.
Madison's official snow depth is 2 inches.