A Christmas Day storm could affect holiday travel

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- After a quiet weather day on Christmas Eve we'll see a much more active weather on Christmas. A strong winter storm organizing in The Plains will arrive in Western Wisconsin early Christmas morning. Temperatures will be around freezing for much of the region Sunday morning causing the precipitation to be a wintry mix. As temperatures warm through out the day we'll see the mix transition to a mostly rain event. Expect breezy conditions both days, around 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts over 35 miles per hour.

There are winter weather advisories in effect Sunday and Monday for many counties in the area.

**A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY is in effect for Polk, Barron, Rusk, St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire and Pepin counties from 9AM until 3PM on Christmas. Be prepared for slippery driving conditions**

**A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Washburn, Sawyer and Price counties valid 9AM on Christmas until 6PM Monday. Snow, freezing rain and sleet expected to make travel difficult.**

Use extra caution if you have any travel plans Sunday or early Monday. Freezing rain may cause ice formation on trees, power lines and roads. This storm will begin to exit to the northeast Monday. Temperatures will begin to cool rapidly through out that day as winds shift to the west. A few locations In the Chippewa Valley may see some snow showers early Monday.

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