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Snow like waves

Snow covering a Mount Pleasant farm field takes on the shape of waves as 20-mph wind buffets cars driving along Braun Road. More snow is in the forecast this week. 

RACINE — It’s looking to be a week of typical Wisconsin winter weather, with possible snow in the forecast every day except Wednesday and Saturday. 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory because of heavy snow and gusty winds expected between 6 p.m. today through the end of the day Tuesday. Snow is expected to begin sometime after 10 p.m. with 4 to 8 inches expected in southeast Wisconsin, most of it falling overnight tonight. 

The NWS predicts a nighttime low of 29 degrees, with an east wind of 20 to 25 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph, causing blowing snow and reduced visibility. Wind gusts will be highest near Lake Michigan. 

The NWS advises, “Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.”

Those in central, east central and southern Wisconsin can expect snow-covered roads and limited visibility, and should use caution when driving.

Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain, is expected to continue into Tuesday morning, with patchy fog between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. East winds of 15 to 20 mph — with gusts as high as 30 mph — are expected to continue Tuesday, lessening slightly in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation on Tuesday is 100 percent, with little or no ice accumulation and new snow of around one inch.

Snow is also in the forecast Tuesday night, mainly before 1 a.m., with patchy blowing snow after 7 p.m. and a low around 19 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent, with new snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

There will be a chance of snow every day this week, until Saturday, which is expected to be mostly sunny with a high around 23 degrees.

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Caitlin Sievers covers cops, crime and the west-end communities. She's a lover of cats, dance and Harry Potter. Before moving to the Racine area she worked at small papers in Indiana, Illinois and Nebraska.

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