Slippery Sunday: Winter Weather Advisory is a Mixed Bag of Snow, Sleet, Ice
It's not the snow totals to be overly concerned about from an approaching system, it's the potential for a coating of ice due to changing conditions.
Walking the line between frozen and liquid precipitation, an approaching storm system will bring just about everything on the lousy weather menu, and has prompted a winter weather advisory to be posted by the National Weather Service.
The advisory begins Sunday at 2 p.m. and continues through midnight and affects all of southeastern Wisconsin.
Sunday will start off with a short burst of snow, expected to bring about a half to an inch to the area, but as the afternoon approaches, the snow will transition to a sleet and freezing rain mix. It's that mix that has the greatest potential for hazardous conditions on the street, with as much as 0.15 inch of ice expected in some areas.
As the evening progresses, it's expected that the increasing warmth will give the area rain showers into Monday.
Make sure you take extra time in traveling as road conditions are likely to be treacherous. In addition, be aware of the effect of ice on nearby power lines or tree branches, and take what precautions you can.