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      Winter storm to hit U.P.

      A major winter storm will be organizing over the central plains late on Tuesday afternoon and into the evening.

      The storm will move to Wisconsin on Wednesday and bring heavy, wet snow into Upper Michigan late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

      The snow will begin to diminish from southwest to northeast during the afternoon. Easterly winds up to 25 miles an hour will create some blowing and drifting snow, especially near the Great Lakes.

      There will be a winter storm warning in effect from 4 a.m. on Wednesday to 1 a.m. on Thursday.

      The national weather service has issued storm warnings for Upper Michigan.

      - Snow will develop late Tuesday, and then quickly become heavy at times Wednesday morning. The snow will begin to diminish Wednesday afternoon.

      - Storm total snowfall by late Wednesday night will range from 6 to 10 inches, with the majority of the accumulation occurring by mid afternoon on Wednesday.

      - Gusty winds out of the east may produce some patchy blowing snow.

      - Because the snow will be wet and heavy, roads will be especially slippery, making for very hazardous travel Wednesday. Plowing and shoveling of snow will also be more difficult.

      - Visibilities will be sharply reduced during periods of heavy snow.

      We will be posting updates on the storm here on our website, and feel free to capture video and pictures and post it to our Facebook page.