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Brisk into Wednesday but nicer into the weekend

Scattered showers and even snow showers continue across the region thanks to a vigorous low pressure system sweeping across Wisconsin. Thunderstorms earlier in the day produced some marble size hail in spots as well. Rain totals have generally been from .20 to .50 inch with some localized higher amounts to .90 inch in northern Wisconsin.  A dusting to one inch of slushy snow was reported Tuesday evening from Price County to Forest Count and north, making some roads slushy and slippery.  Please be extra careful traveling in those areas.

It will stay cloudy tonight and chilly as northwest winds blow at 10-20 mph. Lows should be mostly in the mid 30s but low 30s north.  Areas of light precipitation should gradually taper off but may linger into midday Wednesday in the far north because of lake effect.  Clouds will probably remain abundant in the area Wednesday with highs from the low 40s north to the upper 40s south. Northwest winds of 10-20 mph should taper down some in the afternoon.

Thursday looks nicer with partly cloudy skies. Frosty lows in the low 30s will be replaced with milder afternoon highs in the low 50s. Friday should be partly sunny and breezy with lows around 37 and highs in the upper 50s to near 60. A weak front will pass through late Friday night into Saturday morning bringing a 30% chance of a few rain showers. The greatest chances will be off to the south and east of Marathon County. Partial sunshine should develop by Saturday afternoon, allowing highs to reach around 60 or a touch more.

Sunday may turn out decent as well with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs again should hover close to 60 degrees. We are tracking the potential for another significant low pressure system to emerge from the Central Plains Sunday night and head up into Wisconsin Monday. We could receive another big soaking of rain and gusty winds. Temperatures are projected to reach the mid 50s Monday.

Colder air will pour into Wisconsin once again by Tuesday with highs back in the mid 40s. There is a chance of some leftover rain and snow showers early in the day. So goes it around here in deep fall. A nice day or two followed by several rough ones.

Have a good night! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 7:50 p.m., 15-October 2019

Tony Schumacher

Lead Evening Meteorologist at WAOW-TV and Chief Meteorologist / Owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC. A Wisconsin native with over 25 years experience in weather forecasting and broadcast.

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