EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WEAU) The large, slow moving and even record-breaking weekend storm is finally exiting tonight. The storm is leaving a legacy of heavy snow accumulations for Northern Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. Duluth reported a record 2-day storm total of 21.7" while much of Northern Wisconsin received near a foot of snow or more. Eau Claire measured less snow with a 2-day total of 4.7" but also dealt with sleet and freezing rain. Here is a list of recent storm snowfall reports, some of which are 2-day totals.
As the storm exits, drier air will be arriving through the night, leading to clearing and a quick temperature drop. The fresh, deep snow on the ground will add to the cooling trend, with some places likely down in the single digits to start Monday morning. The colder air will lead to a hard freeze of any standing water and slush, likely making for additional slippery roads and sidewalks so continue to use caution. Sunshine will return Monday and should help to melt off some of the snow/ice on these surfaces.