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Trading cold temperatures for light snow -Dana

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After a record cold start to Tuesday morning, attention is now shifting to the next opportunity for light snowfall to pass over southern Wisconsin. Skies will become mostly cloudy by Wednesday morning and will stay as such throughout the day.

Light snowfall will begin late Wednesday morning northwest of Madison and will continue through the afternoon.

Widespread snow is expected during the evening commute. Drivers should prepare for a longer-than-average drive home. Snow will gradually taper from west to east late in the day.

Accumulation totals will fall between 1 and 3 inches for most of southern Wisconsin. Lesser amounts are expected north and west of La Crosse and in northern Illinois.

Temperatures will fall into the teens Wednesday night and will rise to the low 30s Thursday morning. With mostly sunny skies, some melting may occur Thursday afternoon. Temperatures will again fall into the teens Thursday night; light ice may be a concern on paths and sidewalks Friday morning.

The weather will moderate a little by the weekend. Temperatures will climb above freezing both Saturday and Sunday.

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