Snowy Tuesday: travel impacts likely

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A winter storm will bring more accumulating snow to parts of Western Wisconsin Tuesday. The low is expected to track across Iowa and Southern Wisconsin while intensifying through the day. This will likely lead to a band of moderate to occasionally heavy snow north of the track, which would include the Chippewa Valley.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Winona, Houston, Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Juneau, Monroe, La Crosse, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Taylor, Washburn and Vernon counties until 6 PM Tuesday.

The snow will continue into at least the first part of the afternoon. Travel will be impacted with road conditions expected to quickly deteriorate. This will be more of a wet snow as temperatures will be getting close to the freezing mark, while south of Eau Claire temperatures will be a bit milder and this will likely result in a wintry mix and even just some rain for the Coulee Region. While snow accumulations will be fairly minimal in these areas, we are forecasting much of the Chippewa Valley to fall in the 3-5" range.

Snowfall totals so far:
2.0" Medford [Taylor]
1.7" Minnesota City Dam [Winona]
1.5" Cashton [Monroe]
1.5" Bruce [Rusk]
1.4" La Crosse [La Crosse]
1.3" Black River Falls [Jackson]
1.2" Park Falls [Price]
1.0" Trempealeau [Trempealeau]
1.0" Alma [Buffalo]
1.0" La Farge [Vernon]
1.0" La Crescent [Houston]
0.4" Earl [Washburn]
0.3" Seeley [Sawyer]

All of this will then begin to move out through the afternoon as winds pick up and shift to the west. Colder air will follow, with temperatures expected to drop all the way down into the single digits by early Wednesday morning.

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