A quick moving clipper system will have a major impact on driving conditions today. Periods of heavy snow will be moving through the area, dramatically reducing visibility at times. Expect near white out conditions at moments out on the roads and drive for changing conditions.
In addition to the snow, we could see some periods of sleet and freezing rain leading to very messy travel with icy roads, sidewalks and parking lots. Use caution through the afternoon whether walking or driving.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix and Washburn counties until 3 PM. And, in Taylor, Clark, and points east the advisory remains valid until 6 PM.