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National Weather Service expands winter weather advisory

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Accumulating snow will continue across Central Wisconsin into early Monday morning.

The snow is forecast to expand across the state as colder air advances from the northwest. As it does it will interact with the rain impacting the state this evening, becoming an accumulating snowfall event for much of the region. 

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The National Weather Service has expanded the winter weather advisory to now include Marathon, Lincoln, Price, Oneida, Shawano, Langlade, Forest and Florence Counties until 7 a.m. Monday.

At this time, a slushy snow accumulation of 1 to 3" is expected for most of the area, with lesser amounts northwest of a line from Park Falls to Medford. A 2-4" window of accumulation looks more likely for areas of Langlade and Forest Counties and then extending toward eastern Marathon, northern Portage and Shawano Counties into early Monday as well.

Conditions tonight are expected to be windy from the north at 10 to 20+ mph, with overnight low temperatures retreating to the upper 20s.

With the transition to snow and falling temperatures, motorists should be prepared for the potential of slick or snow-covered roads during the Monday morning commute.

Tonight's snow comes on the heels of a wet weekend in Wisconsin. On Saturday, areas of Waushara County picked up more than 1.5" of rain, while the Newsline 9 Weather Bug rain gauge measured more than 3" falling at Adams-Friendship High School on Saturday alone.

Rain has been widespread across the state on Sunday evening, with rain totals expected to range from a few tenths of an inch in the Northwoods, to more than an inch in areas south and east of Wood and Portage Counties.

Flooding alerts remain active from the National Weather Service for points along the Wisconsin River in Portage County. Current alerts indicate flood warnings remain in place for the river below the city of Stevens Point as well as for areas below the Whiting Dam.

The upcoming work week is anticipated to feature temperatures much cooler than what is considered seasonal for mid-April. Highs on Monday and Tuesday are expected to only reach into the 30s, with highs returning to the low 40s Wednesday through Friday.

For more on the forecast, follow this link.

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