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Area in winter storm warning today

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A winter storm warning takes effect for west-central Wisconsin, including the Chippewa Valley, at noon Monday, and runs through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Up to a half-dozen inches of snow is expected from the storm, with the heaviest snow totals forecast for parts of Minnesota.

The winter storm warning is north of a line from near Montevideo and Faribault in Minnesota to Eau Claire, putting Chippewa County on the southeastern edge of the warning area.

The National Weather Service is calling for between 5-6 inches of snow for this area, with the snow beginning this afternoon and continuing through the evening before tapering off Tuesday morning.

About 3-5 inches is predicted for areas to our south.

During the heaviest periods, snow could fall at the rate of 1-2 inches per hour.

Any lingering snow Tuesday could turn into freezing drizzle.

Looking ahead, another weather system is forecast for Thursday that could impact holiday travel, with another round of potentially moderate to heavy snowfall possible.

However, early indications are that storm will stay mostly to our west, in Minnesota.

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