A strong early spring storm could bring a trace to 2 inches of snow in the La Crosse area Friday and between 6-12 (or more) inches of snow in northern Wisconsin.
StormTeam 8 Meteorologist Michelle Poedel says further north in the Chippewa Valley, 2-5 inches will be possible.
Due to the potential for accumulating snow and ice, the National Weather Service has upgraded the WINTER STORM WATCH to a WINTER STORM WARNING in effect tonight & Friday for Clark, Chippewa & Dunn counties. Anywhere from 3" to 7" of snow will be possible in these areas, along with ice accumulations up to about a 1/4" from sleet & freezing rain.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is now in effect tonight & Friday for Eau Claire, Pepin, Wabasha, Winona, Fillmore, Buffalo, Trempealeau & Jackson counties. Anywhere from 1" to 5" of snow will be possible in these areas, along with minor icing from sleet & freezing rain.
The heaviest band of snow (6-12+ inches) still looks to extend from SW Minnesota to near/north of the Twin Cities into far Northern Wisconsin. Some areas could also see minor ice accumulations up to a ¼ of an inch, mainly north of I-90.
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