(4/3/14) Winter returns today to the northern half of Wisconsin.
Up to 15-inches of snow are predicted for the far north by the time it clears out early Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings north of a line from Hudson to Florence. Ten-to-15 inches of snow are predicted north of Eagle River. Eight-to-12 inches are possible for most of the northwest -- 4-to-8 inches in the Eau Claire region -- 4-to-7 inches east of Rhinelander -- 3-to-6 north of Wausau -- and an inch-or-two from Wausau as far south as Wisconsin Rapids. Freezing rain is possible in some of those areas. West central Wisconsin expects at least a quarter-inch of ice but no snow. A storm watch was canceled in the Fox Valley and Manitowoc regions. Forecasters say roads could get slippery later today with sleet. In southern Wisconsin, rain and thunderstorms are possible tonight, continuing tomorrow. Parts of the southeast might get snow showers just before the storm system leaves tomorrow night. Expect some of the new snow to melt on Saturday, when sunny skies are in the forecast statewide with highs in the upper-30's and 40's. More precipitation is possible Sunday, with highs rising to the 50's.