Winter weather advisory: Snow winds down this evening

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- **WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 9 PM TONIGHT FOR MOST OF WESTERN WISCONSIN**

Snow continues to fall throughout much of Western Wisconsin late this afternoon but will be diminishing between 6-8 PM. Most places can expect another inch or so, with isolated amounts of up to 2" before this ends. Once this snow moves out, the rest of tonight will be dry, leading into Monday morning.

Snowfall reports have been spotty so far, with the latest total from Eau Claire standing at about 3.5". A few other reports around the area include Menomonie at 5.5", Colfax at 5.0", and Lake Wissota at 4.0".

The snow is due to a warm front to our south, with an upper trough also sliding through the area. It fits into the pattern that developed late in January with an active jet stream coming into the Upper Midwest from the southwestern U.S. Another storm will be developing in the Plains Monday, strengthening as it moves up into Illinois and into the Great Lakes by late Tuesday. This storm has already prompted the National Weather Service to issue a WINTER STORM WATCH for all of our area, starting Monday evening and carrying through Tuesday. This will bring the potential of several more inches of snow to the area during this time.