Many residents of southern Wisconsin were digging out from a an overnight snowstorm on Monday morning, and dealing with snarled commutes to start the work week. The southwestern corner of Wisconsin received heaviest snowfall amounts. Prairie du Chien had almost a foot of snow. Nine-inches fell at DeSoto, south of La Crosse in Vernon County. Richland Center picked up six-and-a-half inches. Fitchburg, near Madison, received around five-inches. Locales as far north as Melrose in Jackson County had almost four-and-a-half inches.
The National Weather Service said the snow came ahead of a low-pressure system moving eastward into Iowa. By Sunday evening, parts of southwest Wisconsin already had up to four inches of snow – triggered in part by temperatures that were 5-to-10 degrees below normal. The snow continued overnight, with the last of it projected to move out of the state Monday morning. The rest of it will turn into a sloppy mess the next couple days, with highs above freezing statewide, in the mid-to-upper-30’s. A warmer day still is on tap for Tuesday. Highs could reach 50 in some places before another bout of snow-and-freezing rain is possible Tuesday evening.