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Snow Monday and cold through midweek, then much warmer

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Evening: Increasing clouds, flurries possible south of Wausau.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, flurries possible late throughout.

Low: 7

Wind: becoming E/SE 5-10

Monday: Snow develops, possibly mixing with rain south. By late evening accumulations of 1-2 inches north of Wausau and 3-5 inches south. Some glazing of ice also possible south. Breezy and warmer.

High: 30

Wind: SE 10-20, diminishing to 5-10 by late afternoon.

It has been a quiet, but chilly start to the week. Morning sunshine was followed by gradually increasing clouds over the central and southern parts of the state as a weak wave of low pressure approached. Highs ranged from the upper teens far-north and in the low to mid 20s elsewhere.

Flurries will be possible this evening into the night to the south of Wausau as the weak low pressure system tracks to the east. A stronger system will approach Wisconsin tonight from the northern Plains, bringing more cloud cover throughout along with a chance of flurries late.

The low will track through the state Monday, producing snow, developing from the west to the east as the day progresses. Some rain could mix-in through the southern third. Accumulations of 1-2 inches is expected north of Wausau, and 2-5 inches to the south. A light glazing of ice will also be possible south from some rain that could mix-in..

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect Monday from 6 am until 9 pm for Clark, Jackson, Juneau, and Adams Counties, and from noon to midnight for Marathon, Shawano, Wood, Portage, Waupaca, and Waushara Counties.

Little precipitation is forecast the rest of the week, but quite a variety in temperatures is expected. It will be chilly Tuesday through Thursday, with sub-zero lows likely, followed by much warmer weather. Gusty winds will occur Monday morning, Tuesday, and Friday into Saturday.

Have a good night and a marvelous Moday! Meteorologist Mike Breunling 3:30 p.m. February 16, 2020

Weather History:

Historical Weather Events - WeatherForYou.com

1989 - A surge of arctic air produced all-time record high barometric pressure readings of 31.08 inches at Duluth MN, 30.97 inches at Chicago IL and 30.94 inches at South Bend IN. Readings of 31.00 inches at Milwaukee WI and 30.98 inches at Rockford IL tied their all-time records. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the southeastern U.S. Highs of 81 degrees at Athens GA, 87 degrees at Charleston SC, 85 degrees at Macon GA, and 86 degrees at Savannah GA were records for February. (The National Weather Summary)

Mike Breunling

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