Late-winter storms slow California's dive back into drought

The latest storm follows a string of nor'easters that hit the East Coast in March, with heavy snows and damaging winds that knocked out power to more than 2 million customers at their peak. "Between Madison and the Dells, most of the 3-5" of accumulating snow will be from later Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night, although if colder temperatures develop during the day on Tuesday, it could result in slightly heavier snow totals.

Up to 12.8 inches of snow was reported Saturday morning in near Bruno, Minnesota.

The city's Emergency Management Department also issued a travel advisory for Monday cautioning commuters about slippery roads, and asking vehicles to drive slowly. More snow is on the way this week and temperatures will remain below normal for the foreseeable future. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Dane County and areas to the west and north through 7 AM Wednesday morning.

A storm will streak eastward from the Ohio Valley to the central Appalachians with a swath of rain and wet snow during the latter part of the Easter weekend.

It looks like a solid, wet 6 to 10 inch snow for much of northern Lower Michigan. Snow should pick up after 2 a.m. with a low around 31 degrees.

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Thursday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m., high near 38.

The Monday morning commute may be affected.

Snowfall in the city generally ranged between 3 and 6-inches, with some locally higher amounts. The snowstorm is expected to turn into rain and temperatures will reach into the low 40s, melting most of the snow. Parts of Wisconsin and MI could see up to 18 inches of snow by the end of the day Wednesday.

A second storm is expected to sweep from the northern Rockies into the Midwest and Great Lakes into Wednesday.

"Snow will be moving out late morning for the city", said Jay Engle, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton, New York.

  • Adam Floyd