Southern Wisconsin snow affects hoops tournament playWisconsin Weather
-- Another snowstorm is affecting a state high school tournament. This time, it’s the opening of the girls’ basketball regionals slated for tonight throughout the Badger State.
Another snowstorm is affecting a state high school tournament. This time, it’s the opening of the girls’ basketball regionals slated for tonight throughout the Badger State.
As of mid-afternoon, seven of the 152 games on the schedule have been postponed until tomorrow night. Those games were to be played at Kenosha Bradford, Oregon, Waukesha Catholic Memorial, Jefferson, Marshall, Barneveld, and Benton-Shullsburg. Three-to-six-inches of snow were predicted for southern and southeast Wisconsin from this afternoon through mid-day tomorrow. All girls’ games that are postponed will be re-set for tomorrow night. Last weekend, 10 boys’ regional basketball finals had to be delayed because of the last storm that went through. It dumped more than eight inches on parts of Wisconsin.
The winter storm entering Wisconsin this afternoon will cover more of the state than expected – and it will hang around longer than originally thought. Thirteen counties are now included in a winter weather advisory that was expanded late this morning by the National Weather Service. Iowa, Dane, and Grant counties were the latest to be added. And all of southern Wisconsin now has advisories posted through noon tomorrow – not 6 a.m., as forecasters were projecting this morning. Most places are supposed to get 3-to-6 inches of heavy, wet snow, with winds up to 30-miles-an-hour that could cause drifting. It’s supposed to affect today’s afternoon rush hours in the larger communities – as well as the morning drive-time period tomorrow.