Tracking Winter Storm Chase

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    (WLUK) -- The third named winter storm is on the way to Northeast Wisconsin. Winter Storm Chase will bring a combination of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, making for a challenging travel day for many in the area, and a challenging forecast as well.

    Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for most of Northeast Wisconsin. Only Green Lake, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan counties are under Winter Weather Advisories.

    The Winter Storm Warnings are being triggered by snow for areas north and west of the Fox Valley and for a combination of snow, sleet, and freezing rain in the Fox Valley and out to the Lakeshore, especially south of Kewaunee.

    Tonight we don't see much other than some scattered light snow showers and freezing drizzle. Accumulations will be minor, but a few slick spots are still possible. Temperatures rise overnight into the mid and upper 20s.

    Precipitation becomes heavier by mid- and late-morning tomorrow. North and west of Green Bay and the Fox Valley, a widespread heavy snowfall is likely. In the Fox Valley, a mix of snow and sleet appears most likely at this point. Over our southeastern counties, mainly southeast of a line from Kewaunee, to Oshkosh, the storm could be mainly sleet and freezing rain, which could lead to significant icing problems.

    While this is a named winter storm, it is being named because of a combination of wintry weather, not just the snow. Just because the snow forecast may not be a "big" one, that doesn't mean impacts from ice and sleet won't make for a dangerous travel day.

    The precipitation wraps up in the late evening hours, well after dinnertime for most.

    Friday will be partly sunny, windy and much colder. The high only reaches the upper single digits and winds could gust as high as 35 miles per hour behind the storm. Wind chills will be well below zero all day long.

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