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Turning much colder today

Today: Mostly cloudy, breezy and turning colder. Patchy freezing drizzle changing to scattered light snow showers, ending by early afternoon.
High: 40 early, then falling into the mid 20s by midday Wind: North 10-20

Tonight: Decreasing clouds and cold.
Low: 10 Wind: North-Northwest 5-10

Saturday: Partly or mostly sunny and a bit chilly.
High: 21 Wind: Becoming SW around 5

After a slushy and wet Thursday it looks like things will turn frozen once again. It will feel a lot colder but it won’t be anything too bitter by Wisconsin standards.

Temps will be above freezing for a brief period early this morning. By midday the mercury should fall into the mid 20s. During this transition, a lot of leftover slush, puddles, and moisture will be freezing up. This will make some spots a bit treacherous. Be careful driving over bridges and on the entrance and exit ramps of the freeway. Sidewalks will become icy as well in spots. In addition, a few light snow showers will develop and there might be a dusting to a half inch in spots. Any snow shower activity should end by early afternoon. Because of the potential for some freezing drizzle and light snow, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Taylor county through noon today and for Clark and Jackson counties through 3 p.m. Temps will continue to fall into the low 20s by late afternoon with a breezy north wind of 10 to 20 mph creating a bit of wind chill.

Overnight the clouds should break up more and we should see a good amount of sunshine on Saturday. Even though it will be a brighter day, temps will be a little below normal. Highs will only reach the low 20s. Overall, not a bad winter day with lighter winds. Sunday will be milder once again with partly cloudy skies and highs near 30.

A storm system moving up from the south could produce some snow once again on Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. Right now it looks like the bulk of the energy and moisture from this storm system will miss our area to the southeast, however, there is still a chance we could see some light accumulations of snow during this time frame.

One thing for sure is that we will experience another blast of colder air. High temps will be in the upper 20s on Monday, then fall into the teens for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Have an enjoyable Friday! Meteorologist Justin Loew 4:30 a.m. 28-December 2018

Justin Loew

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