UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) Spring is interrupted by winter again this morning in northern Wisconsin. Mason in Bayfield County had 9-inches of snow and counting as of 1:30 a-m. Hawthorne in Douglas had 8.5-inches. Ashland and Solon Springs had seven inches as of midnight. Other parts of the north, away from Lake Superior, had 2-to-4 inches.
The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow is supposed to taper off late this morning and early afternoon in the far north. Watches and warnings continue until tomorrow morning in the far northwest, and until seven tonight in the northern half of the state. Up to 15-inches of snow is still predicted for the far north. Central areas could get 3-to-6 inches, with 1-to-3 south of Marshfield.
Many spots are also getting freezing rain, with the potential for ice and power outages. X-cel Energy reported about 300 outages in the Eau Claire-Chippewa Falls region as of five this morning -- but only a handful of outages were reported elsewhere by the state's largest utilities.
Light rain is in the forecast for southern Wisconsin today. Everything's supposed to clear out tonight, with a sunny day in store for tomorrow highs close to 40 in the north and 50 in the south.