A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the area to the southwest of Madison, where greater accumulation levels are expected.
"Prepare for snow covered and slippery road conditions this afternoon and evening," the National Weather Service said.
Even though the storm will be lighter, the weather service cautioned that roads can still be dangerous. The National Weather service advises drivers to allow extra distance for stopping, drive slower and turn on headlights when it's snowing, even during the day.
Temperatures will be around 30 degrees, resulting in slushy conditions.
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Front page of the Wisconsin State Journal, April 10, 1973
Emily Hamer is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She joined the paper in April 2019 and was formerly an investigative reporting intern at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.