Winter will not quit! Get those shovels ready (especially in our northern counties) there is more snow on the way! Just this month we have already received over 9" of snow in Eau Claire. That is about 7" above the average of just 1.9". But, Mother Nature does not seem to care bringing us another round of accumulation through tomorrow morning.
Temperatures are beginning to warm up meaning the snow will be switching over to some rain. We could also see a few dry hours early this afternoon, especially south. Further north this will remain snow longer and in some places may just stay mostly snow, leading to some high accumulations by the time it's over.
Eau Claire area expecting about 1-2", but amounts will go up significantly the further north you go meaning rough travel conditions expected if you are traveling north. Our latest snowfall forecast for this storm is below. Notice how you get just a bit south of Eau Claire and there will be no snow accumulation.
Improvements arrive as early as tomorrow with drier air working into the region, leading to a return to some sunshine, but it will remain rather cool for the time of year right through Friday with highs only in the 40's. The Easter holiday weekend will warm back into the 50's but the next front looks to bring some rain and thunderstorm chances later Saturday afternoon and night. A lingering shower or two will be possible on Sunday. The extended forecast is indicating further warming with 60's returning by next Monday.
Check back here at WEAU.com for updates on this latest winter-like storm system. Of course we also have local weather updates every 5 minutes on SkyWarn 24/7 Weather and provide information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
- Some school districts are adding another day to their list of closings this season. Ashland, Bayfield, Birchwood, Hayward and Hurley are among districts choosing to cancel classes Friday.