**Winter Weather Advisory for Juneau and Adams counties 3 pm today through 6 am Saturday**
Today: Becoming mostly cloudy with isolated lake effect flurries far north. 60% ch. of light snow late afternoon/early evening south of Wisconsin Rapids.
High: 15 Wind: NW to NNE 5-10
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 60% chance of light snow HWY 10 southward. Flurries elsewhere. Up to 1” Wisconsin Rapids, 2-4” Juneau, Adams, Waushara. 3-5” Dells.
Low: 2 Wind: NE around 10
Light snow moves into the southern half of the state tonight, with chilly temps expected through the weekend.
Clear skies and light winds overnight allowed temperatures to fall into the single digits above and below zero, but clouds are already beginning to work into the area. Skies will become mostly cloudy today as the next winter storm moves towards the area. Light snow will work into far southern parts of the area late this afternoon/early this evening and continue into early Saturday morning. Recent model trends are bringing the snow with this system a bit farther north, but we likely won’t see more than a few flurries here in Wausau. 3-5 inches will be possible around the Dells, 2-4 inches across most of Juneau, Adams, and the southern half of Waushara county, and an inch or less in Wisconsin Rapids and Stevens Point. Flurries will also be possible in the far north due to lake effect, but not much accumulation is expected their either. Highs today will reach the mid to upper teens and fall to either side of zero degrees tonight.
The snow will move out of the area early Saturday morning, but light lake effect will continue in Iron and Vilas counties throughout the day with an inch or two possible. Skies will turn partly cloudy and it’ll be cold with highs in the mid teens. Temps Saturday night will likely drop below zero for the first time this winter in Wausau under partly cloudy skies with wind chills between -10 and -20 degrees. It’ll stay cold on Sunday with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and highs in the low teens. Wind chills Sunday night and early Monday morning will drop between -10 and -15 degrees.
Clouds will increase on Monday with a 50% chance of light snow moving into the area by late afternoon/early evening. This light snow looks to continue through Tuesday, with a couple inches of accumulation expected for most of the area. Temperatures will be a tad warmer with highs in the upper teens to low 20s.
Partly sunny skies return on Wednesday as temperatures warm into the upper teens. Isolated snow showers will return to the area Thursday and Friday, but nothing that looks very organized, with highs in the upper teens.
Have a fantastic Friday! Meteorologist Sam Kuffel 3:00 a.m. 18-January 2019