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Bitter cold today and tomorrow

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Today: Partly cloudy, a bit breezy, and quite cold.

High: 7 Wind: NW 10-15

Tonight: Clear and frigid.
Low: -15 Wind:
Light West

Friday: Mostly sunny and remaining cold.

High: 11 Wind: SW 10-15

Arctic air is pouring into the region so put on some extra layers. Winter is not done yet as more snow is on the way as well.

For today, be prepared for the coldest weather since mid-January. High temps will only reach the single digits and the wind chill will be well below zero all day long. The wind will not be “wicked”, but it will be around 10 to 15 mph out of the northwest – enough for a WIND CHILL ADVISORY for most of the area (except south and east of Marathon county) through 10 a.m. this morning. The cold air is also producing some lake effect snow in the far north. Because of this, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Iron county through noon today. Otherwise, skies will become partly cloudy and eventually more clear tonight. With clear skies and light winds, it could be the coldest night of the Winter season with lows in the -10 to -20 range. So it will be bitter cold Friday morning then the sun should warm temps up to around 10 in the afternoon.

A southwest wind will warm things up going into Saturday. Along with the milder trend some light snow could develop mainly during the morning hours on Saturday. As of now, it looks like snow amounts could be a dusting up to an inch. High should reach the low 30s. Sunday will be a little colder but we will also have some sun so it won't be too bad. Highs will be in the 20s to round out the weekend.

A bit stronger low pressure system could develop over the upper Midwest on Monday and linger into Tuesday morning. This could mean a few inches of snow for our area, but it is a little too early to pin down exact numbers. After the storm moves through, temps will be colder once again for the middle of next week. High will be in the upper 20s on Monday and then drop to around 20 by Wednesday – which is about 10 degrees below normal.

Have a super Thursday! Meteorologist Justin Loew, 4:30 a.m. 13-February-2020

On this date in weather history: 1784 - Ice floes blocked the Mississippi River at New Orleans, then passed into the Gulf of Mexico. The only other time this occurred was during the "Great Arctic Outbreak" of 1899. (David Ludlum)

Justin Loew

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