Wisconsin weather updates during snowstorm, low temperatures | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The blizzard conditions anticipated in the Milwaukee area never fully materialized Thursday. But freezing temperatures, low wind chills and strong winds could still make holiday travel treacherous.

A winter storm warning remains in effect through Saturday morning.

We’ll be updating with the latest on the storm and the situation around the Wisconsin.

Some UW campuses cancel exams. Some University of Wisconsin System campuses canceled final exams scheduled for the end of this week to allow students time to get home for the holidays before the winter storm hits. In most cases, instructors will contact students about alternative arrangements, such as an online test format. UW-La Crosse, UW-Superior, UW-Green Bay, UW-River Falls and UW-Eau Claire canceled many in-person exams scheduled for Wednesday evening, Thursday or Friday. Some schools are encouraging employees to consider working remotely Thursday and Friday. “For students, we really want them to be able to focus all their energies on their exams and not be worried about what this storm means for their ability to get home,” said Kathleen Burns, UW-Green Bay provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “We wanted to be proactive, and give people some time to plan and also some peace of mind.” It’s the first time UW-Green Bay has moved online for the final exam week due to weather, Burns said, and it potentially sets a precedent for future weather events. UW-Milwaukee announced Wednesday that in-person exams scheduled for 3 p.m. or later on Thursday are canceled. Exams earlier in the day will take place. Residence halls, as usual, will remain open during winter break.

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