Starting after midnight tonight, a large system capable of producing heavy and wet snow, rain, freezing rain, and even sleet will move in. Models suggest we should see a wintry mix in the Ports through the Brainerd Lakes region to start. That mixture will then transition into snow by the morning hours and spread into the rest of the area including Wisconsin. By the afternoon the snow in Wisconsin may transition back into a wintry mix, sleet and rain. Snow should continue to fall in Minnesota the rest of the day.
During the overnight hours the system will begin to push east. This will suck cold air in behind the system and allow of more snow for Wisconsin overnight and into Sunday morning. Expect breezy conditions on Sunday as the system departs the area.
New snow amounts will be around 2-4" for most of NW Wisconsin; 4-8" for the south shore, Ports, Brainerd Lakes, up the Iron Range and north shore; Probably will see slightly less for the international border, around 3-6".
Travel conditions on Saturday will likely be hazardous at times with the potential of heavy wet snow and ice. Stay tuned for more details.