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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Now, Winter Storm Watch for Tomorrow

Our area is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 9 p.m. Tuesday, but it's what's on the way Wednesday and Thursday that could put a serious wrinkle in travel plans.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 9 p.m. Tuesday, in effect ending the snowless streak at 288 days.

Light snow began falling around noon for much of the area, with expected accumulations less than 2 inches in Port Washington. Another 2 to 6 inches of snow will fall through on Thursday.

If you sail through today, take note that Wednesday evening a Winter Storm Watch will go into effect through Thursday evening. While some areas in far southeastern Wisconsin may see rain or a rain/snow mix, it's expected to change to all snow sometime on Thursday.

The system will gain strength on Wednesday afternoon, developing into a 'panhandle hook' to bring much heavier accumulations than what we'll see Tuesday.

Snowfall accumulations for that storm vary from 6 to 10 inches in the north and western counties, with much lower totals to the southeast. Some areas may even experience near blizzard conditions as winds pick up Thursday afternoon to about 35 mph.

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