First significant snow event possbile early Sunday

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) The first significant winter weather event is possible for the northern part of Western Wisconsin during the early morning hours Sunday until midday. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Chippewa, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn counties from 4AM until Sunday afternoon. Some of these locations could see between 3 to 6 inches of snow.

Low pressure to our southwest will be tracking toward Western Wisconsin over the next 24 to 48 hours. We will be on the northern edge of this system with cooler temperatures in place. Temperatures in the 40's Saturday afternoon will cool into the 30's overnight causing some of the precipitation to transition to wet snow. This system will begin to exit later in the day Sunday and temperatures should warm up back above freezing but not before bringing some accumulation. Lesser amounts can be expected for the southern part of the Chippewa Valley. The Eau Claire area could see 1 to 1.5 inches of snow. For the Coulee Region this will mainly be a rain event, but some wet snow could mix in early.

The biggest threat with this event will be possible accumulation on roads leading to slippery driving conditions. Use caution if you plan on traveling early Sunday, especially in northern locations.

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