National Weather Service forecast graphic 4-27-19

Southern Wisconsin on Saturday will get a potentially record-setting wintry blast more common in the middle of winter than late April, according to forecasters.

A winter storm warning took effect at 7 a.m. and runs until 10 p.m. Saturday, with 3 to 8 inches of snow and winds gusting to 35 miles per hour predicted.

The National Weather Service said snow will overspread the region from west to east, with snowfall rates of an inch per hour or more possible in the late morning and early afternoon, and the heaviest snow in the southern portion of southern Wisconsin.


“Significant travel impacts are likely, as several inches of wet, heavy slush accumulates on area roadways,” the Weather Service said.

Wisconsin travel conditions are available online or by calling 511.

In Madison on Saturday, 3 to 5 inches of snow is possible during the day and another inch at night, the Weather Service said.

Rain and snow is likely through 10 a.m., then snow after 10 a.m. that could be heavy at times and include some thunder.

The temperature is predicted to fall to around 33 by 4 p.m., with northeast winds of 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon and gusting as high as 25 mph.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Guy Brown forecasts 1 o 2 inches of snow north of Dane County, 3 to 5 inches in the Madison area, and 5 to 8 inches to the south.