Parts of Wisconsin will be hit with a significant snowstorm beginning on Saturday evening, during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
The National Weather Service predicts that southern and eastern Wisconsin will be the hardest hit, getting anywhere from 5 to 9 inches of snow. The storm will arrive Saturday afternoon, followed by heavy snowfall after midnight and continuing into Sunday morning.
Paul Collar, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sullivan, said holiday travelers should keep a close eye on the weather before going anywhere and allow extra time to get to their destination.
“I think it’s best to drive with a sense of calm rather than a sense of urgency,” said Collar. “It’s when people are trying to get places too fast that these accidents happen. If everyone just recognizes that it’s going to be slow going, then everyone should be ok.”
Collar said Green Bay Packers fans heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday should be cautious traveling in the morning, but the roads should be cleaned up by the time the game ends. He also recommends that last-minute shoppers take advantage of the calm by heading to the stores before the storm.