Forecasters: More snow, as much as 8 inches coming Monday, Tuesday
JANESVILLE—Just what you wanted: more snow.
Forecasters are calling for the month of March usher itself in wildly with another big helping of snowfall – as much as eight inches of it are possible across Rock and Walworth Counties Monday and Tuesday.
Sarah Marquardt, a meteorologist at the Sullivan Office of the National Weather Service, said two low pressure systems are moving in from the Great Plains and southern Canada.
The systems are set to converge in an area just south of Southern Wisconsin on Monday afternoon. Marquardt says that will mean snow starting to fall steadily late Monday night, with the bulk of heavier, sustained snow coming overnight and into Tuesday.
She said most of Rock County and Walworth counties should expect between 6 and 8 inches of wet, heavy snow Monday and Tuesday.
Temperatures should hold steady between 30 and 26, and that could mean some initial freezing rain or sleet late Monday, Marquardt said, before temperatures drop down. Winds could pick up to gusts of 25 miles per hour.
Marquardt said that daytime highs and lows forecast this week are in line with seasonal averages, and significant snowfalls in early March are common in Southern Wisconsin.
But she said as March progresses, daytime highs will begin to gradually spike; highs toward the end of the month should begin pushing into the low 50s, making significant snows less and less likely over the next several weeks.