UPDATED: APRIL 15TH, 2018 AT 3:30 PM
The potent winter storm that brought us a wintry mix to snow yesterday with more bouts of snow this afternoon and evening will continue to dissipate and push east overnight. Light to moderate additional accumulations are expected.
WINTER WEATHER ALERTS:
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Wabasha, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Winona, La Crosse, Houston, Monroe and Vernon counties until 7pm this evening. These winter storm warned areas will see the heaviest accumulations from this system when it is all said and done by the overnight period. These areas could see additional moderate accumulations.
Winter Weather Advisory continues for Crawford, Richland, Allamakee, Winneshiek, and Fillmore counties until 7pm this evening. The advisory areas stand a chance to see moderate snow totals when all is said and done. Lighter additional accumulations are expected through the advisory areas through the overnight.
The snow will continue to wraparound the area of low pressure, which is situated to our southeast. The moderate to heavy bands of snowfall will continue through the late afternoon and possibly into the early evening before tapering off to light snow showers and flurries. The low will continue to push east at a snails pace tomorrow morning meaning there could still be some flurries flying through Monroe and Vernon counties. Conditions improve Monday afternoon under mostly cloudy skies with gusty northwest winds in excess of 35 mph.
Communities Under Winter Storm Warnings will continue to see the flakes fly for the overnight period, but in the lighter variety. The snow will taper off as flurries by Monday morning. Additional accumulations from now through the overnight will be 1-3". Total snowfall accumulation when all is done Monday morning will be 6-10".
Communities Under Winter Weather Advisories will see the snow wind down overnight with mostly cloudy skies overtaking the forecast by Monday morning. Additional accumulations will be light and on the order of a dusting to 2". Total snowfall accumulations from this event for the advisory areas will come to 3-6".
The road crews have been doing an outstanding job on the major interstates and main roads today. The roads remain just wet with some isolated slick spots. However, the side roads, for the most part, are still messy and snow covered. Please take it easy on area roads if you have to be out this evening. Blowing and drifting of snow will also be a big concern, especially on ridge tops. Already plowed roadways could become snow covered in an instant because of those gusty north winds.
Take it easy this Sunday evening and hunker down if you can. If you have to go out make sure to keep your distance and drive safe. I'll see you at 10pm for the latest snowfall totals and the possibility of more accumulating snow Wednesday. -Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alex Wasilenko