KAUKAUNA — Another major snowstorm could be on the way, adding up to 6 more inches of snow to what’s already on the ground in the Fox Valley.
A strengthening low pressure system will track from the mid-Mississippi Valley to the central Great Lakes from Friday morning through midday Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Green Bay.
The strong system will bring heavy snow and strong winds to the region.
The probability of at least 6 inches of snow range from 70 to 90 percent across the Fox Valley and and up into Door County, and from 50 to 70 percent across parts of central and far northeast Wisconsin.
In addition, wind gusts could reach 45 mph or higher in the Fox Valley and lakeshore areas, where near-blizzard conditions are possible.
Temperatures near to slightly above freezing could locally reduce snowfall totals right along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
A winter storm watch remains in effect from Friday morning through Saturday morning. After that temperatures plummet, with highs barely reaching zero into the first part of next week.
* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations between 6 and 12 inches possible, with the highest amounts in the Fox Valley and Door County. Winds could gust in excess of 45 mph, especially in the Fox Valley and lakeshore areas, where considerable blowing and drifting snow and near-blizzard conditions are possible.
* WHERE…Portions of central, east central, north central, and northeast Wisconsin.
* WHEN…From Friday morning through Saturday morning. * IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, and result in near-blizzard conditions in the Fox Valley and lakeshore areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the Friday morning and evening commutes. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches, and cause power outages.