At 345 pm…radar indicated a band of heavy snow moving through eastern Wisconsin. The band was about 30 miles wide. The leading edge of the band extended from near Rhinelander to Antigo to Green Bay to near Manitowoc. It was moving east at 25 mph. The band will continue to shift east, and should reach a Wausaukee to Sturgeon Bay line by shortly after 500 pm. The eastward progress of the band is likely to eventually slow, and the band will probably weaken some before it reaches the northern part of the Door Peninsula early this evening. There will also probably be a tendency for snow showers to redevelop to the west of the band and then merge with the main band as they shift east.
The visibility decreases sharply and travel conditions deteriorate very rapidly with the arrival of the band. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are occurring with the band.
Motorists in areas affected by the heavy snow band should be prepared to encounter greatly reduced visibilities and poor travel conditions. If you are traveling late this afternoon or early this evening, be sure to plan on a slower than normal trip, and allow extra travel time to reach your destination.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from now through 4 a.m. Tuesday.