Winter Weather Advisory issued for Thursday night and Friday morning

CREATED Feb 21, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Milwaukee and Sullivan, WI

Photos of the latest forecast

There will be accumulating snow expected tonight into Friday with gusty winds.

Low pressure will move North toward the Western Great Lakes Thursday night and Friday. This weather system will spread a band of moderate snow across southern Wisconsin later Thursday evening and overnight.

The heaviest snow will fall in a 4 to 6 hour period later Thursday into early Friday morning...with several inches of accumulation Expected by the Friday morning rush hour.

Gusty east winds will also cause areas of blowing and drifting snow...particularly in the east and in open areas.

Light snow will continue through the day the low passes through the region. This activity will taper off from southwest to northeast Friday evening.

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from midnight Thursday night to 6 pm cst Friday.

* Timing...a band of moderate snow will affect the area between midnight tonight and 6 am cst early Friday...with the snow possibly heavy at times. Light snow will continue through the day Friday...tapering off in the late afternoon and evening.

* Snow accumulations...3 to 4 inches by Friday morning...with an additional 1 to 2 inches during the day Friday. Storm total snow of 5 to 6 inches by Friday evening.

* Winds...east winds 10 to 20 mph...with gusts of 25 to 30 mph later tonight into Friday morning. Winds becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph Friday afternoon.

* Impacts...snow-covered roads...along with reduced visibilities with blowing and drifting snow...will make travel hazardous later tonight into the Friday morning commute.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A winter weather advisory for snow and blowing snow means that periods of snow will cause snow covered roads and limited visibilities due to gusty winds blowing snow around. Use caution when traveling...especially in open areas.