**Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings in effect for our southern counties until Sunday night. Expect heavy snowfall at times. Low visibility and hazardous travel conditions are likely.**
Just clouds and cold temperatures for the northern part of our region early morning lows in the single digits for some. Further south, a bit warmer, accumulating snow a factor for that neck of the wood. A fairly large storm, bringing rain for parts of the southern plains will continue to bring snow for those in southern Wisconsin today.
For days it looked as if this storm my miss our areas but the track has edged further and further north. Snow showers began last night in the southern counties. The peak time of the snowfall in the early predawn hours. This storm different than clipper systems that come down from the northwest. This is a much larger, slow moving system that should continue to deliver light snow showers throughout the day today before tapering off in the late this afternoon and evening.
The heaviest snow and highest totals will be in the Coulee Region. Some areas stand to see as much as 6 inches of snow. We're expecting little, if any, snow in our northern communities, which would include most places north of Highway 8. Eau Claire and other parts of the Chippewa Valley should only see a trace to one inch. The track could still change again so be sure to stay up to date on the forecast tonight and tomorrow.
Keep in mind how the snow may effect any travel plans especially if you're heading out to those Super Bowl parties later today. Along with this storm a much colder airmass will arrive with the snow. Highs this afternoon will only top out in the lower 10s with wind chills through much of the day below zero. Be sure to bundle up if you'll be heading out and about.
A cold Groundhog Day for your Monday. We'll see plenty of sunshine but temperatures will start out below zero. Bit milder on Tuesday, but another clipper system will likely bring some more snow to our area. Right now accumulations don't look bad...a couple inches or so. Behind that clipper, and even colder shot of Arctic air featuring sub-zero nights and afternoon highs well below average. Temperatures start to rebound some by the end of the work week and next weekend.
- The snow has come to an end but blowing and drifting snow will be the big concern for this evening. That should continue to make for treacherous road conditions in Western Wisconsin.
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