Eau Claire, WI (WQOW) - Icy roads are expected Tuesday in western Wisconsin due to the recent rainfall and melting snow. Late Tuesday night and Wednesday, snow is likely, and totals will vary considerably from west to east.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for counties east and south of the Eau Claire area.
News 18 Meteorologist Nick Grunseth says the Chippewa Valley could pick up a dusting to two inches of snow, but he does emphasize more snow is possible if the incoming storm passes closer than current forecast models suggest. He says locations east and south of Eau Claire, especially in Clark, Jackson, and Trempealeau Counties, could receive three to six inches of snow, or more.
In addition, the wind will become stronger on Wednesday, averaging 20 mph from the northwest. The wind will cause blowing and drifting, and with temperatures falling into the lower teens by the evening, wind chills will be an issue.
For the latest weather information, be sure to check out the WQOW weather page and the new WQOW weather app. Of course, the weather team will provide detailed forecasts on air too.
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