Mid-April snow arrives in city

April 16, 2019

SULLIVAN -- A strong area of low pressure Sunday passed southeast of Wisconsin clipping parts of Dodge and Jefferson counties with a rain and snow mix.

A heavy band of snow moved through northern Illinois and dropped several inches of snow in far southeastern Wisconsin. Snow stuck to the roads, but more so on the higher elevated grassy areas where it is colder than the road temperature. However, snow struggled to fall in and reach the ground west in the Madison area and had a sharp cutoff just east of Janesville.

National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Halbach said Sunday afternoon any accumulation found in the southeastern counties would be light, but another quick burst of snow and rain would move in Sunday night. Halbach said it won’t be long-lived with again, little to no accumulations.

He said cities, such as Juneau and Watertown, may receive an inch or slightly more of snow Sunday.

“Having snow in April is not out of character for Wisconsin,” he said. “We even had snow in May back in the 1980s.”

Monday morning and afternoon will be sunny. However, folks should expect a few passing evening clouds with a stray shower possible today after sunset. Highs today will be in the upper 50s.

Rain will begin Monday night and into Tuesday morning bringing with it some thunderstorms Wednesday.

“The temperatures this week will begin to get back to normal,” he said. “We should see temperatures in the 50s with them rising and possibly pushing into the 60s for Easter Sunday.”