A major winter storm is headed toward Wisconsin – with the northern third of the state expected to be hit hardest. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Tuesday night and Wednesday for the north, as well as portions of central Wisconsin. Ten-to-15-inches of snow is indicated for the far northwest and locations along Lake Superior. Eight-to-12 inches is in the forecast north of Highway 29. In central Wisconsin, 6-to-12 inches are possible north of Marshfield. Three-to-five inches are predicted south of Marshfield, and a winter weather advisory is in effect in that region through Wednesday. Snow totals are expected to be 3-to-5 inches in the Fox Valley, 2-to-6 inches in the southwest, and 1-to-3 inches in the southeast.
The snow is expected to clear out late Wednesday, with more precipitation due Friday. Mild temperatures are expected throughout the period, with afternoon highs in the 30s and 40s. That means a good share of this snow will quickly turn to slush.