LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Winter is making its mark upon the area.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the region until 6:00 a.m. Monday morning due to a combination of snow followed by unseasonably cold temperatures and well-below zero wind chills.
The weather service has also issued a hazardous-weather outlook for southwest and central Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, and northeastern Iowa. The snow that began falling Sunday morning could end with 3-5 inches of accumulation before it finally stops Sunday evening. The heaviest snow is expected to come in the afternoon or early evening.
The outlook states that the snow may impact travel in the area.
As the snow ends, winds will increase. For much of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa, temperatures are expected to drop to below zero during the next several days. In some places in northern Wisconsin, temps may drop to -10 to -20 below without the wind chill.
Forecasts call for even colder readings in Minnesota, where wind chills may reach -50 below. While much of the state is under a similar wind chill advisory as Wisconsin, there are parts of northern Minnesota under a wind chill warning for those conditions, where frostbite can occur in a matter of a several minutes.
More information can be found at our WXOW.com weather page.
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