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NWS issues freezing rain, winter weather advisories

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The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Lincoln, Langlade, Vilas, Oneida, Forest and Florence Counties until 1 a.m. Monday.

A winter weather advisory will be active for Taylor, Price, Ashland and Iron Counties until 1 a.m. Monday.

Unsettled weather conditions will continue to impact the region tonight as warmer air moves northward across the state.  Warmer air rises above colder air, and with the cool surface temperatures, the possibility of freezing rain exists especially Sunday night.

Freezing rain is precipitation that falls as a liquid rain drop, but freezes when it comes into contact with surfaces at or below freezing.

According to the National Weather Service, ice accumulations of up to a quarter inch are possible tonight in the advised counties.

Motorists should use caution when driving, especially in points north of the Highway 29 corridor.  Lesser traveled roadways like secondary streets, bridges, rural roads and overpasses often are colder allowing precipitation to freeze before it would on main roads, and additional caution should be minded when driving on them. 

The rest of the region is expected to see windy conditions overnight.  Based on radar returns over Iowa, Minnesota and western Wisconsin, the precipitation falling, and expected to move across points Wausau and southward, should fall as liquid rain. 

Rainfall projections indicate rain totals between a quarter and half inch are possible on Sunday night. 

 

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