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NWS issues winter weather advisory for Wood and Portage Counties

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A winter storm is expected to impact areas of Wisconsin on Sunday.

In advent of the system's arrival, numerous weather alerts as issued by the National Weather Service will be active on Sunday.

A winter weather advisory is scheduled to run for Wood, Portage, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano, Marinette, Jackson, Monroe and Waupaca Counties until 6 p.m. Sunday.

A winter storm warning will be active for Juneau, Adams, Waushara, Brown, Outagamie, Kewaunee, Winnebago, Calumet, Manitowoc, Sauk, Iowa, Dane, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Lafayette, Green, Rock, Walworth, Racine, Kenosha, Fayette, Clayton, Crawford, Richland and Grant Counties until 6 p.m. Sunday.

The system is expected to bring most of it's accumulating snow through Sunday afternoon, providing the greatest snowfall totals in eastern, southern and southeast Wisconsin.

Despite the storm's track bringing a greater opportunity for heavy snow in southeast quadrant of the state, areas in central Wisconsin are also expected to receive snow.

The forecast data models used to try to plot snow accumulation have discrepancies, but between 1 to 3" of snow seems likely for spots northwest of a Marshfield to Iron Mountain line, with 3 to 5" for areas northwest of an Adams-Friendship to Oconto County line. Spots across southeastern and eastern Wisconsin stand the best opportunity for seeing more than 5" of snow on Sunday. Read the latest forecast at this link.

Motorists should use caution when traveling throughout the day on Sunday.

The snow expected to impact Wisconsin on Sunday is part of a large system tracking roughly along the Ohio River Valley. The system has sparked severe weather, including several tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings in the lower Great Lakes and southeastern United States.

Bouts of heavy rain were noted on Saturday in Ohio and Indiana, prompting the National Weather Service to issue flash flood warnings across most of southwestern Ohio through Sunday morning.

As the system tracks into New England, it is expected to provide widespread spells of freezing rain.

As of Sunday morning, large portions of upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will be under ice storm warnings, freezing rain advisories and winter storm warnings.

To see the latest forecast, follow this link.

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