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Light wintry precipitation early today

Today: Cloudy with light snow and freezing drizzle likely through early afternoon. An inch or so of accumulation possible in spots, especially south of Wausau.
High: 32 Wind: East 5-10 becoming NE

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and not too cold.
Low: 25 Wind: Light East-Southeast

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a small chance of light snow showers toward evening.
High: 33 Wind: SE around 5 becoming southwest

A bit of light snow will cause some slippery roads in a few spots this morning, otherwise the weather pattern is rather quiet. The milder trend will begin today and last through the middle of next week.

Snow that falls this morning through early afternoon will be on the light side. Most locations will have less than an inch. A few spots south of Marathon county could end up in the 1 to 2 inch range. This is normally enough for a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, however, there might also be a little freezing drizzle at times to make the roads more slippery. Therefore the National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY through noon today for Marathon, Clark, Shawano, Wood, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, Adams, Juneau, Monroe, and Jackson counties. This afternoon high temps will be in low 30s, so the snow should easily melt off of the roadways. Winds will be out of the east at 5 to 10 mph, shifting a little to the northeast.

Clouds will hang around tonight and tomorrow as well as the mild temps. Temps will drop into the 20s tonight and then rise into the low 30s again tomorrow. A weak upper level trough will move through Wisconsin Thursday evening and this will produce a small chance of a few snow showers.

On Friday we are once again looking at a situation when the sun should come out a bit more, but recent trends have bucked that expectation. If the sun does break out a bit more, it will turn out to be a nice day with high in the mid 30s. If the sun does not come out, then it might be in the low 30s once again. Saturday is another day that should have some sun, but there might be some fog in the morning. High temps on Saturday should top out in the mid to upper 30s.

A weak cold front moving through the area on Sunday will cool things down a little for Sunday and Monday, but in general, high temps should stay above normal – in the 30s – through the middle of next week.

Have a splendid Wednesday! Meteorologist Justin Loew 4:30 a.m. 12-December 2018

Justin Loew

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