Forecasters say Tuesday's snowfall which caused numerous crashes and spinouts on Wisconsin roadways was only a small taste of what is about to hit the Badger State.

A winter storm moving across the country is tracking northeast and should hit Wisconsin Wednesday night. Meteorologists say the storm will include blizzard conditions. The heaviest snow is expected to arrive after midnight and continue throughout the day on Thursday. Wind gusts of up to 45 mph by Thursday afternoon should make travel treacherous.

The National Weather Service posted blizzard warnings for at least eight south central counties for Thursday afternoon. Forecasters say it could be the biggest snowstorm to hit the state since the Groundhog Day blizzard last year. That storm dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow in southeastern Wisconsin.