*WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Ashland, Iron, and Price Counties Wednesday morning through 6 p.m. Wednesday.
We certainly had an overcast, misty Tuesday across the area after the snow moved away early this morning. Skies could clear out partially early Tuesday night but another small fast moving system will bring the clouds right back in before morning. This system will produce areas of light snow for much of Wednesday across our region. It will generally amount to 1 or 2 inches for most of the News 9 area. However there could be some patches in far northern Wisconsin that get 3 or 4 inches. That is why a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Wednesday up around Price County and through northwest Wisconsin.
Meanwhile southwest Wisconsin also has an Advisory Wednesday morning for a mix of light freezing rain and snow. Basically all of the region will have to deal with some slippery conditions , so be prepared to slow down and reach your destinations safely! The snow should move out of our area by early evening Wednesday.
Low temperatures Tuesday night should reach the middle 10s and they should rebound to the mid 20s Wednesday. Light west winds Tuesday evening will become northeast overnight. The east winds will become northwest at 10-15 mph late Wednesday, so a bit breezy. Colder air will push in Wednesday night as skies partially clear. Lows could reach 0 or even into the -0s if it clears soon enough. Thursday should bring quite a bit of sunshine but highs only around 9 degrees.
A large storm system developing in the Rockies and Plains will edge northeast on Friday. Clouds and wind will gradually increase around here. It appears snow will develop by the late afternoon or evening Friday and get heavy at times Friday night. It should taper down to flurries by early afternoon Saturday. At this point it appear a widespread 4 to 8 inches will be possible, with some localized higher amounts not out of the question. Obviously this will make for some difficult travel at times.
It will turn pretty windy later Saturday afternoon and night with northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph. This may create extensive blowing and drifting snow. After a frigid start Friday morning with lows in the -0s, it should moderate to a high of 22. Temperatures Saturday should hover in the 20s, but will fall rapidly in the evening as the cold northwest wind develops.
Behind that storm system it looks mostly dry with some sunshine Sunday through next Tuesday. There could be a few flurries early Monday. Highs should reach around 9 degrees Sunday and Monday, and perhaps 11 next Tuesday. Lows could be in the -0s.
Have a good night! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 3:25 p.m., 14-January 2020
On this date in weather history....
1863 - The greatest snowstorm of record for Cincinnati OH commenced, and a day later twenty inches of snow covered the ground. That total has remained far above the modern day record for Cincinnati of eleven inches of snow in one storm. (David Ludlum)