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Madison area bracing for storm

MADISON, Wisconsin  (WXOW) -- A major winter storm that could bring more than a foot of snow to some areas is expected to hit Wisconsin Wednesday evening and continue through Thursday.

Many counties in southern Wisconsin are under a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. Wednesday through noon on Thursday. Many of those same counties will also be under a Blizzard Watch Thursday afternoon into the evening.

From our sister station in Madison, WKOW 27 Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier says the snow will begin Wednesday evening and the heaviest snow is expected from early Thursday morning to about noon Thursday. The forecast calls for more than a foot of snow for much of southern Wisconsin and as much as 15 inches could fall in some areas. The snow will likely wind down around 6 p.m. Thursday evening.

Winds are expected at 10 to 20 mph Wednesday night. They're expected to pick up to 20 to 30 mph on Thursday with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. That could lead to blizzard conditions with significant blowing and drifting snow and the potential for near zero visibility Thursday afternoon and evening.

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