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Update: Snow will gradually end late today

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Eau Claire, WI (WQOW) - Expect a steady period of snow into this afternoon.  Accumulations will range from 6 to 10 inches near and west of highway 53, while locations east will receive less.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire WQOW News 18 viewing area.  The warning will remain in effect until this evening.

Plan for dangerous travel conditions.  A breezy wind during the afternoon could cause some blowing and drifting, as well as lower visibilities.

Meteorologist Nick Grunseth says the snow will wind down in the late afternoon, then flurries will linger into the evening.  Overnight, the cloud cover will start to break apart.

The WQOW News 18 Forecast Team has you covered!  Look for the latest weather information and forecast updates on the WQOW.com weather page and through the *free* WQOW weather app.  Of course, a detailed forecast will be provided during regular newscasts too. 

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The calendar may read March, but a snowstorm has much of the Upper Midwest looking like December.

A snowstorm that moved through parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota on Monday was zeroing in on Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, with the brunt of the storm expected to hit early Tuesday.

Up to 10 inches of snow could fall in the Chicago area, which would easily make this storm the area's largest of the season.

This storm could be particularly problematic for commuters. The National Weather Service says it could snow during both the morning and evening rush hours in Chicago. Emergency officials urge those who don't have to drive to keep their cars in the garage in favor of public transportation.

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