Storm to hit Wisconsin during travel weekend

  • Associated Press
  • December 21, 2013 - 5:15 PM

MILWAUKEE — Holiday travelers are expected to meet snow-covered roads and reduced visibility in Wisconsin this weekend.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for much of the state, predicting 4 to 8 inches of snow Saturday night and Sunday.

"Eventually, everyone will see it," said senior forecaster Bob McMahon, with the National Weather Service in Sullivan.

The heaviest snow will fall in southern and eastern Wisconsin, with precipitation getting lighter toward the far northwest part of the state, he said.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation sent out a severe weather alert, reminding motorists to plan on potentially dangerous road conditions this weekend.

The snow will cover freezing rain that fell most of Friday in southern Wisconsin, with some places getting a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation. Some schools were closed, and the freezing rain created a glaze of ice on roads.

Some cities declared states of emergency Saturday, including Beloit, to keep people from parking on the streets. Several churches in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Dodge counties also announced they were canceling Sunday morning services.

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