StormTeam 8 Meteorologist Bill Graul says the heavier snow bands are starting to shift to the east and southeast. However, they hung around long enough this morning that Graul shifted the higher expected snow totals a touch to the northwest.
The City of La Crosse could be in teh 4-6 inches of snow range, with perhaps some 7-inch reports on the far south/southeast side of the city.
Graul says the heavier band (5-8 inches) is still in place across the southeast half of the News 8 viewing area, but there could be some isolated 8-10 inch totals in a few spots.
StormTeam 8 Meteorologist Bill Graul says accumulating snow is expected to fall through midday, then taper to snow showers or flurries this afternoon.
Graul says the heaviest snow will fall during the morning commute.
In the La Crosse area, about 2-5 inches of snow is expected. A trace to 2-inches of snow is expected northwest, including Eau Claire and 4-7 inches is expected southeast.
The National Weather Service has a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6 p.m. for areas expecting 2-5 inches of snow. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for areas to the southeast expecting 4-7 inches.
Graul says blowing and drifting snow will be a problem today as well, thanks to N/NW winds 10-20 mph, with gusts to 35 mph possible.