While spring has officially arrived, parts of Wisconsin could face a lingering taste of winter over the next 48 hours.
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm watches for Wednesday and Thursday morning, with anywhere from six inches to a foot of snow predicted for a region that stretches from Marinette and Sheboygan in the east, and Viroqua to Pepin in the west. The storm is moving further north than originally expected, with Wisconsin’s mid-section now projected to receive the brunt of the system.
Northern and southern portions of the state have smaller predictions, with one to two inches expected.
However, the NWS says rain could be a bigger factor in southern Wisconsin, potentially turning the snow into slush on Thursday and Friday as temperatures climb back into the 40 degree range. Rain and melting snow could also worsen problems with flooding several parts of the state have been experiencing over the past week.