Up to 9 inches of snow expected along Wisconsin's lakeshore

Sarah Hauer
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Snow-covered roads could make for slow commutes Monday and possibly into Tuesday morning, and many cities are putting parking restrictions in place. 

It's time to break out the snow shovels again.

The National Weather Service is forecasting light accumulating snow across the state. The snow is predicted to begin around 8 p.m. Sunday in Milwaukee and could last until Tuesday morning.

The weather service issued a winter storm warning for the easternmost part of the state from Kenosha County up through Door County. It also issued a winter weather advisory for all of southern Wisconsin through Tuesday morning.

The forecast predicts snow accumulation of up to 9 inches of light, powdery flakes in Milwaukee. Areas closer to Lake Michigan are expected to get the most snow. The Madison area will get between 4 and 5 inches, the weather service predicts. 

According to the National Weather Service in Green Bay, snow will increase from west to east this evening across the Fox Valley. Snow accumulations of around 1 inch is expected through midnight.

In addition to the snow, cold temperatures in the middle teens will make treating the falling snow difficult on area roadways.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the area and motorists should exercise caution when traveling tonight.

"Prepare for the possibility of slick and snow-covered roadways and slower commute times for tonight into Monday night," the advisory said. 

Temperatures in the teens and low 20s are expected for the next few days.