Wisconsin officials are monitoring the first winter storm of the season, which is expected to hit southern Wisconsin tonight. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories from Eau Claire to the Milwaukee area. The storm system is expected to move into the state by late afternoon and will continue thru Saturday afternoon, bringing 4-6 inches of snow.
Motorists should be prepared to adjust travel plans and take extra precautions. The snow will impact travel Friday evening through Saturday morning. Current winter road conditions are available at http://www.511wi.gov/Web/ or call 511.
In addition, motorists should have a winter emergency kit in their vehicle with a shovel, flashlight, blanket, hat and gloves, and snacks. A complete list of items is available at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/.
The Wisconsin National Guard’s Joint Operations Center (JOC) and the Wisconsin Emergency Management 24 Hour Duty Officer will monitor the storms.