(Update) Winter Storm Watch issued for region
A winter storm watch in effect for the surrounding area from Saturday morning through Sunday.
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities reports that heavy, wet snow is expected with six or more inches possible.
After almost summer-like weather this week, northwest Wisconsin could be in for a big dose of winter this weekend. At least eight-inches of snow - and maybe more - a predicted for the Saint Croix River valley at the state's border with Minnesota. And 2-to-8 inches are in the forecast east of Hayward - where rain could be mixed in with the snow. Little or no accumulations are expected along Lake Superior, as virtually all rain is expected. Wisconsin's mid-section is supposed to get a mix of snow-and-rain. All rain is expected in the south.
Meanwhile, parts of northeast Wisconsin are getting a jump on the weekend snow. Elcho in Langlade County had seven-tenths-of-an-inch as of 12:45 this afternoon.
According to the Weather Service, a winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the Herald's website for the latest forecasts.