Snow will continue to fall in the northern part of the area where snow totals will continue to pile up, especially north of US Highway 8, where 6-12" of snow could fall. Expect a mixture of light snow and sleet between US Highway 8 and Highway 29, with a few inches of accumulation possible overnight. Areas south of Highway 29 will see light rain showers mix over to snow showers with icy conditions on local roads expected overnight into Thursday morning.
Just before 8 a.m. Thursday morning a fire took the life of an 86-year-old man in Wisconsin Rapids.
The fire department says the fire started in and was contained to the bedroom of the one story house.
Neighbors say the man wasn't able to get around very well, and his body was found in his bed.
His son-in-law discovered the fire. The man activated his lifeline, a device that alerts relatives about a medical emergency, and his son-in-law found the smoke and called for help.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation but foul play is not suspected.