First Alert Weather Day Continues Through Wednesday Evening: Significant blowing & drifting of snow following winter system

Blowing and drifting of snow into early Thursday morning
First Alert Weather
Published: Jan. 2, 2022 at 7:12 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2022 at 7:59 PM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Today’s First Alert Weather Day continues through Wednesday Evening. Widespread snow showers will continue through early afternoon as a winter system passes through the area. As snow fizzles out, winds become gusty and will cause blowing and drifting snow, especially on North/South roads. A Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warning remain in effect until Wednesday evening.

Afternoon/Evening Forecast
Afternoon/Evening Forecast(WSAW)

Additional accumulations are expected throughout the morning and portions of the afternoon. Likely another 1-3 inches will accumulate. Hazardous travel conditions Wednesday morning as snow continues to fall and reduced visibilities. Roads are snow-covered if not treated already.

Snow will slowly fizzle out of the area by early afternoon. Some scattered light snow showers may try to linger around Wednesday afternoon. But, despite snow ending, hazardous travel conditions are still in play as gusts around 30 mph will cause blowing and drifting of snow. This will significantly reduce visibilities, especially along North/South roads, and open areas. Visibilities may be near ZERO, which would be near blizzard-like conditions. Winds will dissipate overnight. Thursday morning’s commute could possibly be impacted if roads are not properly treated following blowing/drifting snow event.

Blowing and drifting of snow this afternoon and evening will cause significant impacts on roads...
Blowing and drifting of snow this afternoon and evening will cause significant impacts on roads and open areas. Blowing snow will be near blizzard like conditions(WSAW)

Following the clipper, colder air moves back in on Thursday. Afternoon readings will struggle to make it into the low 10s. Even chillier on Friday with highs near 5-degrees and a wind chill possibly 25 below zero.

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