Winter weather advisory for region tonight, tomorrow

Several rain showers are expected Thursday night into Friday.

WHERE.Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and east central, south central and southeast Minnesota.

Numerous counties in central in will be under a Winter Weather Watch from Thursday night until 1 a.m. on Saturday, including Marion County. Up to 3 inches of snow possible in valley locations with this initial push of winter weather, the National Weather Service in Missoula said in its daily forecast discussion.

A blustery northwest wind may have gusts as high as 25 miles per hour adding to the bite of the plummeting air temperatures.

The change over to sleet, snow and freezing rain begins around Muscle Shoals and the northwest corner of the state by midmorning Friday; the transition line will work steadily eastward during the day.

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Saturday night - A chance of snow showers.

"It's a pretty significant (weather) system here, more moisture than the previous systems that have come through here", said Mike Kochasic of the National Weather Service in Sacramento. For those with temperamental auto batteries, it's a reminder the overnight lows may again range from 14 below zero to 20 below. Windy, with a north northwest wind 18 to 28 miles per hour.

Rain will gradually change to freezing rain, sleet or snow Friday morning, mainly after 6 a.m.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. A narrow swath of heavy snow with up to 8 inches is possible roughly from around Albert Lea to Ladysmith and Eau Claire. Heavy snow and mixed precipitation is possible Friday night and Saturday, with accumulations of six to 12 inches, along with ice.

Martin Luther King Jr. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. Continue to check the latest forecasts.

  • Megan Austin