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First Alert Weather Day: Snow heavy at times in the Northwoods

Snow will impact the Northwoods into this afternoon, while a wintry mix is expected in parts of Central Wisconsin
Published: Feb. 27, 2021 at 3:00 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2021 at 9:42 AM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A quick-hitting winter storm will impact the region today into the afternoon hours. The main form of precipitation across the Northwoods today will be moderate to heavy snow, while south of Highway 64, a wintry mix, some rain showers, and a bit of snow will fall at times.

Here is the updated timeline on this winter storm for the Northwoods.
Here is the updated timeline on this winter storm for the Northwoods.(WSAW)
Winter Weather Advisories and Warnings are in effect for parts of the area.
Winter Weather Advisories and Warnings are in effect for parts of the area.(WSAW)

Low pressure will be moving through Central Wisconsin into northern Upper Michigan today. Snow will overspread the Northwoods during the morning, while a wintry mix or snow will affect locations from Highway 10 to south of Highway 64, with rain showers and perhaps some sleet or snow showers south. The snow will fall, heavy at times in the Northwoods from mid-morning into early to mid afternoon. Snowfall rates of 1-2″ per hour are possible. The snow will taper to snow showers by mid to late afternoon and end early this evening in the far north. Total snowfall of 3-5″ with locally higher amounts is anticipated in most of the Northwoods, with higher amounts of 5-7″ in parts of Vilas, Oneida, and Vilas Counties. Meantime, south of Highway 64 to north of Highway 10, a wintry mix or snow will fall through the morning hours, with a chance of minor icing on untreated and elevated surfaces, while snowfall of up to 1″ is possible just south of Highway 29, while 1-3″ could fall near and north of Highway 29. To the south, little in the way of snowfall is expected but wet and some slippery roads are possible.

Moderate to heavy snow in the northern half of the area, wintry mix/rain showers south.
Moderate to heavy snow in the northern half of the area, wintry mix/rain showers south.(WSAW)
Moderate to heavy snow into early this afternoon.
Moderate to heavy snow into early this afternoon.(WSAW)
The snow will end by late afternoon.
The snow will end by late afternoon.(WSAW)
Heavy snow is expected to impact parts of Price, Vilas, and Oneida Counties.
Heavy snow is expected to impact parts of Price, Vilas, and Oneida Counties.(WSAW)
A sharp cut off to snowfall farther south into parts of Central Wisconsin.
A sharp cut off to snowfall farther south into parts of Central Wisconsin.(WSAW)
Wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph are possible this afternoon into this evening.
Wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph are possible this afternoon into this evening.(WSAW)

Roads today will be snow-covered and hazardous across the northern half of the area through this afternoon. If you must travel, do so with extreme caution.

Another round of snow showers with a cold front will push across the region early Monday morning, with accumulations of a coating to 1″ leading up to and a little after daybreak. This could once again cause slick travel for the early part of the morning commute on Monday, but a First Alert Weather Day is not expected to be needed.

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