Rain and wintry mix through Tuesday evening

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The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Warning for elevations above 1,500 feet and a Winter Weather Advisory for lower elevations - both until 1 p.m. today. Totals will range from about 1 to 3 inches in the valley, 2 to 5 in the hills, and 4 to 8 in the Sierra, with higher amounts locally.

There is a chance for additional rain and snow this weekend. This system will be more orderly as the precipitation will likely start as sleet with some snow mixed in and then change to freezing rain. Expect conditions to continue to deteriorate especially on bridges, overpasses and elevated surfaces through the day as temperatures will stay at or below freezing. So, these three factors create a greater likelihood for slick roads.

Freezing rain is forecast in the Madison area Thursday night, but we shouldn't see anything like the ice storm that hit southern Wisconsin Monday and Tuesday.

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Slick roads and walkways are possible, as well as ice accumulations on elevated objects. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with an afternoon high near 43-degrees. South, southwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. The wet weather expected to move into the Stateline, starting on Thursday through Saturday.

A cold front moved in overnight, bringing with it freezing temperatures and rain.

"Temperatures by the afternoon barely get above freezing, but another chance of rain moves in late in the afternoon and evening", Williams said. Police and firefighters rescued people from vehicles stranded in high water Tuesday at two sites in Janesville.

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