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First Alert Weather Day: Ends Monday Morning

A new First Alert Weather Day goes into effect for central Wisconsin for Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Published: Dec. 25, 2021 at 2:49 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2021 at 5:43 AM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A First Alert Weather Day continues throughout Monday morning, as snow winds down and areas of patchy freezing drizzle continues into Monday afternoon.

Snow winds down with areas of freezing drizzle possible
Snow winds down with areas of freezing drizzle possible(WSAW)

Low pressure will track NE toward Minnesota and NW Wisconsin late tonight night into Monday. Snow is expected to develop in the region during the mid to late evening hours, falling moderate at times tonight into early Monday morning. The snow will at times mix with sleet and freezing rain in the southern parts of the area overnight into Monday morning. The snow or light mix will taper to snow showers, along with some freezing drizzle during the mid to late morning, and come to an end around midday on Monday.

Snow showers will gradually come to an end, but still brisk west winds.
Snow showers will gradually come to an end, but still brisk west winds.(WSAW)

Road conditions will deteriorate later this evening, going from slippery to icy/snow-covered and hazardous. Difficult travel conditions are expected overnight into Monday morning, including the Monday morning commute.

Gusty winds are expected late tonight into Monday across the area. Winds from the south to southwest will be sustained at 10-20 mph, with gusts of 35-40 mph possible. This will cause blowing and drifting snow, especially Monday morning.

Wind gusts up to 35 mph are possible on Monday causing blowing & drifting snow.
Wind gusts up to 35 mph are possible on Monday causing blowing & drifting snow.(WSAW)

An active weather pattern will set up in the Upper Midwest with another round of snow expected Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. This is being monitored for an additional First Alert Weather Day. Colder air will follow this storm system, with daytime temps for the second half of the week only peaking in the 10s with lows near or below zero. This is a potential for another winter storm to affect the area on New Year’s Day. Stay tuned.

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