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Breezy and warmer today

Breezy and seasonal today, then some rain to start the weekend.

Clear skies and calm winds overnight allowed temperatures to fall into the upper 20s to low 30s across much of the area, allowing frost to form. High pressure will be pushing off to the east today, with breezy southerly winds gusting up to 30 mph moving into the area along with some high clouds. Those clouds will filtered the sunshine, but temperatures will still be able to reach the mid to upper 50s.

Clouds will thicken up tonight ahead of a slow moving, weak cold front. Unfortunately, the timing on the passage of this front continues to slow down, so showers will be moving into our western counties around or shortly after sunrise, continue to push through central Wisconsin between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and then move into eastern Wisconsin during the remainder of the afternoon. Clouds will decrease after the line of rain moves through, with mostly clear skies and patchy fog expected Saturday night. Highs on Saturday will range from the low to mid 50s east, to mid to upper 50s west.

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected through Sunday morning, then clouds will increase during the afternoon ahead of a strong area of low pressure that’ll be developing in the plains. That system will track to our northwest once again, keeping our area in the warm sector of the storm. Highs Sunday will rise to around 60 degrees. Rain from this system will start to move in after midnight Sunday night and continue through much of the day on Monday, besides a break in the action for a period of time behind the cold front in the afternoon. Winds will turn blustery and stay that way through Tuesday. Highs Monday rise into the low to mid 50s.

An upper level low pressure system will sit to our north in Canada for most of the work week next week behind Monday’s system. This will keep our weather pattern active and cool. Lingering scattered showers are expected Tuesday, potentially mixing with some snow late in the day in the Northwoods. Highs will only be in the low 40s. We’ll see a brief break in the action on Wednesday, but it’ll stay cool and partly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Our next system looks to bring rain to the area sometime Wednesday night into Thursday.

Have a great Friday! Meteorologist Sam Kuffel 2:35 a.m. 18-October 2019

Sam Kuffel

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