The heaviest snow is expected to come Tuesday morning and afternoon, potentially making travel hard across much of northern Wisconsin, the Weather Service said.
About 3 p.m. Tuesday, another round of snowfall is expected before conditions clear up on Wednesday, when sunny skies and temperatures in the low-30s are in the forecast, the weather service said.
For the second time this week, the Pacific Northwest is bracing for snow - and this time will see as many as 8 inches in the Seattle area, forecasters said Friday.
How much snow and freezing rain a region receives falls will depend on the exact track of the low pressure system.
There is a winter storm watch in effect Friday through Saturday for the western part of the state.
Steady snowfall will continue through the evening commute before shifting to sleet and freezing rain. Could we see snow in the Valley again early Sunday? The storm will then wind down Tuesday evening with any snow coming to an end before midnight Wednesday. Plan on a slow Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon commute.
"We expect this to be a minor to moderate snowfall, with 1-3" in southern CT / portions of central CT and 3-6" in northern CT prior to wintry mix changeover.
The weather service says that was colder than the Arctic coast or North Slope of Alaska.
Areas under the winter storm watch beginning Friday afternoon were Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Bremerton, Bellevue, North Bend, Redmond and Kent.
"Everyone in our state needs to focus on preparing for the snow and staying safe", Inslee said in a statement.
It will possibly start as a rain and snow mixture before turning to all snow.