The low pressure system driving a long band of snow showers across the upper Midwest is inching towards the Chippewa Valley early Monday.
Snowfall will begin between 8 and 10 am with the strongest snowfall rates moving through Eau Claire for the lunch hour.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for all Chippewa Valley counties through 5 pm. Slippery roadways and blowing snow will be a factor through the evening commute.
Snowfall amounts will range from 1 to 3 inches with higher totals falling in northern Wisconsin. We'll see snow amounts taper off to the southeast.
After this quick blast of snow, temperatures will plummet. A cold arctic air mass will sink temperatures below zero for Tuesday morning and hold highs in the single digits throughout the day.
Tuesday night into Thursday morning we may see an extended period with temperatures below zero. We may see air temperatures fall below -10 in some areas with wind chills near -20.
We'll get relief from the bitter cold by the end of the week, but that may come with a few flurries.