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Tuesday Storm to Start with Burst of Snow

Winter Storm Warning issued for much of Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. -A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Marquette, Green Lake, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Dane, Iowa, Lafayette, Juneau, Adams, Crawford, Richland, and Grant counties for early Tuesday through early Wednesday.

The National Weather Service said 6 inches of snow or more is possible northwest of a line from Darlington to Madison to Fond Du Lac. The highest amounts are expected toward Wisconsin Dells with 8 to 12 inches possible, but there is still uncertainty about snowfall amounts.

The storm is in the southwest U.S. Monday morning and has a long track ahead as it makes it way toward the Great Lakes.

It will travel across the Rockies near the panhandle of Texas before moving toward the Midwest on Tuesday. The current forecast track takes the center of the storm system through or just south of southern Wisconsin.

A burst of heavy snow is expected early Tuesday morning that will likely impact the morning commute in Madison and locations to the south. The snow will spread northward through the morning. Snow will mix with or change to sleet as far north and west as Madison. North and northwest of Dane county, the precipitation is expected to remain all snow and that is where the highest snowfall is predicted.

Many factors can impact the course of this storm as it evolves, so be sure to stay tuned to the latest forecast from WISC-TV3 and channel3000.com.