UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) More than a foot of snow in far northwest Wisconsin should start melting rapidly by mid-to-late morning. And by Saturday, most of it could become puddles with highs in the 50's-and-60's expected. For now, though, the National Weather Service still predicts up to 18 inches of heavy wet snow in the Superior and Spooner regions.
The vast majority of it has fallen by now, and the final remnants of the storm should head east out of Wisconsin by late morning.
Grantsburg in Burnett County had 13-and-a-half inches and counting by eight last night. Drummond in Bayfield County had 12-and-a-half inches by the overnight, and eleven inches fell at Superior. To the east, Rhinelander had almost five inches. Lac du Flambeau had seven inches and counting by mid-evening. A half-foot of snow fell as far south as Barron County. Most other areas had lesser snows, a rain-snow mix, or just rain.
Winter storm warnings remain in effect until 1pm in far northern Wisconsin.
Forecasters say partial clearing should create a big snow-melt in the north today, along with rain that's in the forecast for Ashland and Rhinelander. Today's highs will be in the 30's-and-40's in the north, and in the 50's in southern Wisconsin under partly-to-mostly cloudy skies.