It was a blustery and chilly Election Day. Temperatures were in the upper 30s and low 40s for most under mostly cloudy skies. Winds even managed to gust upwards of 30+ mph in some communities.
A weakening cold front will move through northern Wisconsin today providing more cold, some morning flurries, and also breezy conditions. This is just the start of the colder air that will invade the Coulee Region over the next several days.
Morning Flurries Then Decreasing Clouds…
There is a weakening cold front that is skirting through the northern half of Wisconsin. It may rotate in a few flurries and isolated snow showers, especially early on. That activity should come to an end by the end of your morning commute around 8 AM/9 AM.
Thereafter, high pressure will take control from the west. That will mean slowly, decreasing clouds through the afternoon with brisk and breezy conditions. Highs will top out in the 30s for most with northwest winds sustained at 10-20 mph. Wind gusts could exceed 30 mph as colder air spills into the Coulee Region today.
Those northwest winds will make things feel much colder than the actual air temps. Overnight, partly cloudy skies are expected with lows dipping back into the mid 20s. Winds will also relax out of the northwest at 6-12 mph.
A Little Sun Here, A Little Snow There…
Thursday will feature high pressure exiting the area. Before it leaves us, mostly sunny skies are expected through your Thursday afternoon with highs near 40 degrees. Overnight, a weak disturbance will emerge out of the central plains with the opportunity for some light snow, especially late.
Lows will bottom out in the teens and 20s for most, so it will be cold enough to sustain light snow. Those snow showers enter after midnight and will linger through Friday. Little to no accumulation is expected. At best we could see a dusting to a half an inch. Join me on Daybreak beginning at 4:30 AM for the latest on this cold snap and the chances for light snow by late in the week! See you then! Make it a great Wednesday!
– Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alex Wasilenko