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Snow Ends Sunday for Plains & Great Lakes

28 Jan 2023, 8:29 pm

We are into the heart of the winter months where brutal cold and snow take over the High Plains. Another system coming out of the Rockies dropped more than a foot of snow in Burton, Nebraska Saturday, but much lower snow totals out of Iowa.

Now this snow is on the move, through the upper Midwest and Great Lakes. A few trailing snow showers are possible through South Dakota and Nebraska Sunday as well, but should not amount to more than a few inches of additional snow.

Impacts will be highest Sunday morning for eastern Wisconsin, central Michigan and parts of Illinois. Snow and a glaze of ice could make it slippery on the roads, so please be careful if you are planning on driving to church or sporting events early in the morning.

Winter alerts continue through Sunday for the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes. These will taper off through the mid-morning.

Additional snow will be anywhere from 1-3″ with the higher totals up to 6″ focused in parts of  Michigan. Isolated slippery spots on the road are possible along with brief reductions in visibility. There was an 85 car pileup in Wisconsin on Friday, partially due to the slippery roads and near whiteout conditions from blowing snow.

The snow will continue for much of the overnight and gradually end from west to east. There will also be some light icing and freezing rain/sleet in parts of Illinois through the night.

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