MADISON, Wis. - Though the first day of winter is not until Dec. 21, southern Wisconsin will feel and look a little more like winter by the end of the week.
The chance for accumulating snow will start late tonight and extend through much of Friday morning.
Though this event is not expected to bring much snow to the area, an Alert Day has been added to the forecast in anticipation of slippery roads. Drivers should allow themselves a little extra time Friday morning to get to work.
The snow will begin to taper off around midday. By early afternoon, skies will still be mostly cloudy but there will only be scattered light snow showers and flurries.
Overall accumulations will be around 1 inch near Madison with higher totals to the east and less accumulation to the west.
High temperatures Friday afternoon will only be in the lower 30s, so any snowfall may remain on the ground through Saturday. Friday night will be quite cold as temperatures fall to the upper teens.