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Rain east & southeast of Wausau tonight

Tonight: 50% chance of rain far east/southeast of Wausau. Otherwise clearing late.

Low: 32 Wind: SE to NW around 5

Sunday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy through morning then increasing clouds.

High: 50 Wind: WNW 5-15

Some rain east and southeast of Wausau tonight, but dry for Sunday.

A low pressure system tracking to our southeast brought in thicker clouds than expected this afternoon, but the forecast is still on track for the rain associated with this system to remain east and southeast of Wausau this evening and overnight. Some clearing is expected late tonight with lows in the low 30s. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected Sunday morning, but clouds will increase during the afternoon as a cold front moves through the area. Highs will top out around 50.

Temps will be cooler behind the front on Monday, only rising to around 40 degrees under partly to mostly cloudy skies. A low pressure system will develop to our southeast heading into Monday night, however there are still some uncertainties as to what track it’ll take. However, we’ll be on the cooler side of this system so what will start as a rain/snow mix Monday evening should change over to all snow Monday night before ending Tuesday morning. Current data suggests an inch or two of accumulation will be possible in central Wisconsin, with an inch or less in the Northwoods. A majority of accumulation would occur on grassy surfaces, but would still make roads slippery for the Tuesday morning commute.

Once the snow ends Tuesday morning, skies will become partly sunny in the afternoon with highs in the upper 30s. A mix of sun and clouds is expected Wednesday, but it’ll be chilly with highs in the mid 30s. Another, stronger low pressure system is expected to track through the Great Lakes on Halloween (Thursday). While it’s still early and the track of this system is highly variable, we could see both rain, snow, and blustery conditions, less than ideal conditions for trick or treating. (Fingers crossed the track of this system changes as we get closer to Halloween.)

Temps will remain in the mid 30s Thursday through Saturday, with lingering lake effect snow showers possible Friday and Saturday in the far north.

Have a great weekend! Meteorologist Sam Kuffel 3:30 p.m. 26-October 2019

Sam Kuffel

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