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Snow and cold are in the New Year's forecast across Wisconsin

Snow shovel (courtesy of FOX 11).
Snow shovel (courtesy of FOX 11).

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Forecasters have downgraded the heavy snow predictions for the southern third of Wisconsin.  

Up to nine inches were forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday -- but the National Weather Service says 3 to 6 inches is the most that can be expected south of a line from Milwaukee to Madison to Sauk City.  

Places just north of that line could get a-half to two inches. In southwest Wisconsin, the Weather Service says the bulk of the snow will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday -- just in time to make things slippery for New Year's Eve celebrations.  

Winter weather advisories will stretch until 6 a.m Wednesday.  

It's supposed to stay dry in northern Wisconsin -- but revelers there will pay for it with continued sub-zero temperatures.  

Hayward expects an overnight low of 27-below. The Wausau and Green Bay regions could get down to 10-below. Wind chill advisories were in effect until noon Tuesday in much of the north, with wind chills getting down to 40-below near Lake Superior.  

It's about 10 degrees colder than expected in parts of the north Tuesday morning. Hayward was down to minus-21, and Siren minus-20 at 6 a.m. Superior had the most brutal wind chills, at minus-30.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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