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Bit of snow for some areas Thursday

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The quiet pattern lingers across the area, however we are tracking a cold front for Thursday which could deliver a bit of light snow to the north half of Wisconsin. First of all it will be partly cloudy to mostly cloudy Wednesday night with lows around 21. The gusty northwest winds we have had will taper back to about 5 mph. Thursday will be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers, especially from midday on, and mainly from Wausau northward. The system is moisture starved so we only expect a dusting to half-inch where it does snow. Otherwise the highs should be in the low 30s with southeast winds near 5 mph.

Colder air will plow in from Canada Thursday night and Friday. High pressure and dry air moving in will also bring the sun back for Friday. Lows will be in the 10s with highs in the low to mid 20s, about 6 or 8 degrees below normal. Thankfully the winds won't be too strong.

It will turn breezy Saturday however as a warm front approaches. Southwest winds increasing to 10-20 mph coupled with partly sunny skies should boost temperatures from the 10s in the morning to the mid 30s in the afternoon.

Moisture will increase Sunday as a low pressure system develops in the region. It will bring just a small chance of light rain and snow showers Sunday. However steadier light snow is likely later Sunday night through Monday night. The system has potential to produce a few inches of snow, so monitor News 9 for updates. Temperatures Sunday will top out in the upper 30s. It will start turning cooler Monday with highs holding in the mid 20s.

Tuesday looks blustery and quite cold with snow showers possible in the morning. In addition, some lake effect snow showers could linger into Tuesday night in far northern Wisconsin. The highs Tuesday may stay in the low 10s!

Next Wednesday should be partly cloudy, frigid, and breezy. It's possible the lows could be in the -0s with highs just around 5 to 10 above. Time to get the really warm clothing out I guess!

Have a great evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 3 p.m., 4-December 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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