December 21, 2014

Another blast of cold for Wisconsin

Winter is giving Wisconsin residents another reminder that it’s far from being over. The National Weather Service is forecasting snow, ice, and frigid temperatures for much of the state, starting tonight and running through the middle of next week.

Tod Pritchard with Wisconsin Emergency Management says it will kick-off this afternoon with some light snow and strong winds in southeastern parts of the state, which could reduce visibility on many roads and lead to slick driving conditions. More snow will be coming in behind that, starting Saturday and running in to Sunday with most of the state seeing between four and five inches.

As we move into next week, another blast of Arctic air will move into the state, dropping temperatures back into the -15 to -30 range, with wind chills of 30 to 50 below zero. State officials are urging residents to once again use caution during the cold by limiting their time outdoors, watching for signs of frostbite or hypothermia, and making sure carbon monoxide detectors are working inside their homes.