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A slushy mess Friday turns to more flurries over the weekend

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48 Hr Chance for SNOW Graph 2018

An underwhelming amount of snow fell across the valley Thursday. The main source of the undercut totals as warmer temperatures. Temperatures sat near 36 degrees most of the afternoon which melted snow on contact.

Plus, due to the location of the low pressure center staying closer to Eau Claire, less moisture and weaker mechanics for snow production led to less snow.

We still have a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until 6 pm Friday for hazardous travel. That includes all of our viewing area.

Now, we're dealing with a slushy start to our Friday. The large low pressure system is parked over Madison and its still producing some stronger bands of snow. We will see light snow, fog and mist throughout our Friday.

Temperatures will sit near 36 degrees again Friday which will keep anything from sticking. It will add to more slush on the roads and when temperatures fall back towards or below freezing overnight, black ice may form for Saturday.

Light flurries will be possible as smaller, weaker waves float around the main low through the weekend. Additional snowfall amounts will stay below 1/2'' for most, with an isolated 1'' in spots.

The rest of the weekend, temperatures will fall slowly into the 20s. All next week, an active pattern sets up and brings chances for flurries each day.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly is our Daybreak meteorologist. Justin joined WQOW News 18 in May 2018.

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