To our readers
Because of the forecasted timing of snow accumulation, your Saturday edition of The Madison Courier may be delivered later in the day. Carriers may elect to start routes in the daylight on Saturday to take advantage of safer road conditions. Thank you for your patience.
To our readers Because of the forecasted timing of snow accumulation, your Saturday edition of The Madison Courier may be delivered later in the day. Carriers may elect to start routes in the daylight on Saturday to take advantage of safer road conditions. Thank you for your patience.
That winter storm threat of snow is moving closer and expected to hit the Courierarea. The question of when and how much remains.

An alert from the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency about 3:30 this morning said:

Alert: Winter Storm Warning until 1 p.m. Saturday

A storm system moving in from the Plains region will bring a round of snow and possibly some freezing rain starting tonight and lasting into tomorrow morning.

Wintry precipitation will gradually transition to rain Saturday morning and afternoon. ...Heavy snow expected.

Total snow accumulations around four inches expected. Isolated higher amounts possible.

The National Weather Service forecast as of 9:30 this morning said snow will begin tonight — mainly after 10 p.m. with a chance of precipitation at 80 percent. Accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible, the report said.

Saturday’s forecast is for snow before 2 p.m., then rain, possibly mixed with snow.

The chance of precipitation is 90 percent for Saturday with new snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Snow, possibly mixed with rain is predicted before 3 a.m. Saturday, then snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain. New snow accumulation of around an inch is possible.

The chance of rain, snow, and freezing rain continues Sunday before 1 p.m. with a slight chance of rain between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow after 2 p.m.