Some of the coldest weather of the season will be in the area for the next 24 hours. Temperatures should return to normal by late in the weekend could remain that way for a while.
Today: Partly or mostly sunny and cold. (Wind chills -10 to -15 in the morning)
High: 13 Wind: NW 10-15
Tonight: Mainly clear and quite cold.
Low: -5 Wind: West~5
Saturday: Some sun in the morning, then increasing clouds and chilly.
High: 19 Wind: SW to South 5-10
Be ready for some bitter cold wind chill this morning. Temps will be in the single digits early on with a wind out of the northwest at 10 to 15 mph, producing wind chills around -10 to -15. There will be some clouds around early but we should observe a good amount of sunshine developing through the day. High temps will reach the low to mid teens, making it the coldest day of the Winter so far. Tonight could be the coldest night of the Winter so far as skies will likely remain clear, allowing low temps to drop into the single digits below zero.
There will be some sun early Saturday, then the clouds will thicken ahead of a trough of low pressure. This weather system will move through Northcentral Wisconsin Saturday night into Sunday morning and likely produce snowfall in the range of 2 to 4 inches. The snow will likely be lighter in the Northwoods (2 inches) and heavier in the south (4 inches). The snow will taper off Sunday morning and then there could be a few peeks of sun in the afternoon with highs in the 20s.
Early next week looks mainly dry with more clouds than sun on most days. Highs temps from Monday through Thursday should remain in the 20s, very close to normal for this time of year.
Have an excellent Friday! Meteorologist Justin Loew, Morning Update, 22-January-2021
On this date in weather history: 1987 - A winter storm spread snow from central Mississippi through northern Georgia to New England. Up to 15 inches of snow fell across the heavily populated areas of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Traffic tie-ups nearly paralyzed the Washington D.C. area. Winds gusted to 76 mph at Chatham MA, and in Pennsylvania, snowfall totals ranged up to 21 inches at Dushore. Williamsport PA received five inches of snow in just one hour. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)