Winter weather and wind through Sunday – WAOW

Evening: Breezy.  Snow, mixed with sleet and freezing rain continues to develop northward through the area, becoming mainly snow by late evening.

Tonight: Snow, diminishing toward morning.  Accumulations of an inch or two across the far-southern and eastern parts of the area, and up to 5-6 inches far-north and northwest.  Minor ice accumulations from the sleet and freezing rain.

Low: 27

Wind: becomes N then NW 6-15

Sunday: Breezy.  Chance of light snow during the morning, then flurries possible.

High: 33

Wind: NW increasing to 15-25 during the morning, then turning to the west during the afternoon

The day began with peeks of sunshine and gentle east winds. Morning lows ranged from the single digits through the teens. Cloud cover increased during the morning and afternoon, and the east winds became gusty. Highs reached the low to mid 30s.

A strong low pressure system will approach the area this evening, then pass through tonight. There will be a chance of drizzle in the area before evening. Snow, mixed with freezing rain and sleet will develop northward into the area through the late afternoon and evening, changing to mainly all snow by late evening. The snow will continue tonight and diminish toward morning, with accumulations of an inch or two across the far-southern and eastern parts of the area, and up to 5-6 inches far-north and northwest. Some glazing from the freezing rain and sleet could occur, but ice amounts should be minor. Gusty east winds evening will eventually diminish and turn to the northwest during the night.

Sunday will turn breezy again, first from the northwest during the morning then west through the afternoon. There will be a chance of light snow during the morning, with flurries possible through the afternoon.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through 11 a.m. Sunday for Ashland and Iron Counties.

These Winter Weather Advisories are in effect: through 1 p.m. Sunday for Price, Taylor, Clark, and Jackson Counties; from 6 p.m. today through 6 a.m. Sunday for Juneau and Adams Counties; from 6 p.m. today through 9 a.m. Sunday for Shawano, Wood, Portage, Waupaca, and Waushara Counties;and from 6 p.m. today through Noon Sunday for Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Florence, Lincoln, Langlade, Marathon, and Menominee Counties.

After quieter weather again Monday and Tuesday, there will be a chance of rain Tuesday night through Thursday.

Temperatures will be slightly below average this weekend through early next week, then trend warmer through mid week, before cooling again for the end of the week and weekend.

Have a good night and a splendid Sunday!  Meteorologist Mike Breunling  3:30 p.m. March 9, 2019

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