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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Marathon County as a band of mixed precipitation approaches the area.

Weather officials say the storm will start with a wintry mix that will gradually change to snow later in the day on Saturday. Expect between 4 and 6 inches of snow to fall before the system passes.

The advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday.

The wintry precipitation will make for hazardous travel conditions. Several communities have issued snow emergencies in the area for the advisory period, prohibiting all street parking.

A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads with limited visibility and use caution while driving.

For the latest Wisconsin road conditions, call 511 or visit the Wisconsin traffic condition website.