South-central Wisconsin should see more light snow on Tuesday from a storm system that brought whiteout conditions for a time on Monday, according to forecasters.
Madison officially received 2.3 inches of snow on Monday (before midnight), though some locations got more, including 3.6 inches at the National Weather Service office in the Milwaukee area and 6 inches in La Crosse.
During the day and into the evening on Tuesday, around another inch of snow is possible in southern Wisconsin, before skies begin to clear overnight as the storm system finally exits the region, the Weather Service said.
In Madison on Tuesday, there’s a 50 percent chance for precipitation, with scattered flurries through 9 a.m., then a chance of snow after 9 a.m., patchy fog between 8 a.m. and noon, otherwise cloudy skies, a high near 36 and light and variable wind becoming northeast winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning.
Overnight, there’s a 60 percent chance for snow, mainly before 10 p.m., with less than a half-inch of accumulation possible as the low falls to around 18.
The Weather Service forecasts a warming trend starting Wednesday, with mostly quiet weather featuring just scattered flurries on Wednesday afternoon, a 30 percent chance for rain on Saturday night and a 30 percent chance for rain and snow on Sunday.
Skies over Madison should be partly sunny Wednesday, mostly sunny Thursday and Friday, partly sunny Saturday and Sunday, and sunny Monday, with highs near 29, 31, 35, 40, 39 and 42, and lows Wednesday night through Sunday night around 17, 16, 20, 26 and 24.
Meanwhile, a flood warning continues for the Rock River at Afton in Rock County. The river was at 9.2 feet at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, just above the flood stage of 9 feet.
27 Storm Track meteorologist Branden Borremans forecasts snow showers on Tuesday and Tuesday night producing additional accumulation of less than an inch, then mostly quiet weather into early next week featuring just a possible light mix Saturday night and light snow possible Sunday.
Borremans said skies over Madison should be cloudy Tuesday, partly sunny Wednesday and Thursday, mostly sunny Friday, mostly cloudy Saturday, cloudy Sunday, sunny Monday, and mostly sunny next Tuesday, with highs near 36, 29, 31, 35, 41, 36, 40 and 42, and overnight lows around 20, 17, 17, 21, 30, 22, 22 and 25.
Monday’s high in Madison was 35 at 2:14 p.m., 3 degrees below normal and 33 degrees below the record high of 68 for March 5, set in 2000.
Monday’s low in Madison was 29 at 9:14 p.m., 8 degrees above normal and 41 degrees above the record low of 12 below for March 4, set in 1890.
Officially, 0.22 inches of precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Monday, boosting Madison’s March and meteorological spring (March through May) precipitation total (rain plus snow converted to liquid) to 0.22 inches, 0.08 inches below normal. Madison’s 2018 precipitation total rose to 4.4 inches, 1.42 inches above normal.
Madison’s record precipitation for March 5 is 1.02 inches in 1959.
Officially, 2.3 inches of snow was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Monday, boosting Madison’s March and meteorological spring (March through May) total to 2.3 inches, 0.9 inches above normal. For the snow season (since July 1), Madison has received 29.8 inches, 12.7 inches below normal.
Madison's record snowfall for March 5 is 10 inches in 1959.