Travel impacts as Winter Storm Warning issued for La Crosse

A Blizzard Warning is in effect for much of the western half of the state until 6 PM on Sunday.

A winter weather advisory was posted for the remainder of the Northland from midnight to 6 p.m. on Sunday, with 1-4 inches of snow predicted. Wind Advisory is in effect from midnight to 9pm Sunday as sustained winds of 30 miles per hour with gusts winds over 50 miles per hour will be likely.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel hard over some locations.

Early Sunday morning, rain turned to snow in parts of the Portland area.

This system will bring a wide variety of impacts to the region beginning as rain and then turning to snow by evening. At some points, snow fell at 1 to 2 inches per hour, making driving conditions hard to navigate. I separated the area into 2 different zones because while not everyone will get accumulating snow, everyone will have to deal with the winds and at least some minor to moderate blowing snow.

Travel is going to be hard starting late Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

The next chance - 30 percent - for snow is Wednesday. Plan to take extra time to reach your destination if you even have to travel.

 Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.

Across Thunder Bay with snow falling today, coupled with temperatures near freezing, roads and sidewalks in the city are slippery.

The weather service says we will have showers until about noon Sunday, but warm considerably.

  • Rogelio Becker