Forecasters say Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley could see as much as eight inches of snow before this next round of winter weather is over. The National Weather Service has a Winter Storm Warning posted for most of the area from tonight through tomorrow afternoon. Forecasters expect heavy, wet snow to fall overnight and into tomorrow. The Weather Service says the drive to work and school tomorrow could be tricky.

Winter Storm Tonight Into Thursday… .Snow will spread from south to north across the area from very late this afternoon through the evening. The snow will then continue overnight before tapering off Thursday morning and afternoon. The snow will be heaviest overnight when rates between 1 and 2 inches per hour will be possible. Across parts of northeast Iowa into southwest Wisconsin, a period of a wintry mix will be possible late this evening into the overnight. During this time, some freezing rain could occur with a glaze of ice accumulations possible. …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches.

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