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More snow through Friday with a couple additional inches accumulating

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Snow totals as of around 4 PM ranged from 2-4”, but there was also a glaze of ice that affected travel this morning, though temperatures in the afternoon did warm above freezing, though with how cold we've been the ground temperatures stayed near or below freezing.

The good news is in these warmer temperatures salt is very effective, so roads that have been treated are in at least fair condition.

Snow will continue tonight. It'll be mostly light rates like we had most of the day but will have bursts of moderate snow, so roads will remain less than perfect.

Again, visibility and slick roads are the main threat as this long-lived system continues, so slow down, use lights, and give extra following distance when traveling not only tonight but through Friday when this snow will eventually come to an end.

Most of the additional accumulating snow will fall tonight with another 1-3” widespread with a few areas of up to 4” possible overnight. Another trace to 2” will be possible from the light, scattered snow showers tomorrow through Friday. That brings a total of an additional 2-5” for the rest of the system and as much as 3-7” for the storm total including what's already fallen.

Temperatures remain warm, with lows only falling to around 30 the next few nights and highs climbing to the mid, possibly upper 30s through the weekend and into early next week.

While the weekend looks dry, it will remain mostly cloudy. Our next chance at snow after this system ends isn't until the middle of next week.

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in July of 2019 and has been our evening meteorologist for News 18 since June of 2016. Prior to that, he was our Saturday meteorologist starting in September 2014.

Matt was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He enjoys all the extremes that mother nature throws at the Badger State: from severe thunderstorms to blizzards to subzero temperatures.

Matt studied meteorology in the Midwest as well, earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology at Valparaiso University in Indiana. There, Matt was heavily involved in VUTV Weather, the Valpo student chapter of AMS/NWA, and VUSIT (Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team). He’s logged more than 20,000 miles chasing and studying severe storms all across the country and witnessed nine tornadoes including six in one day!

Matt describes himself as a Wisconsin boy at heart and enjoys cheering for the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Admirals just to name a few. He loves simply being outdoors and enjoys the Wisconsin wilderness especially in fall, and whitetail deer season!

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