Today: Light snow early, then a few breaks of sun around midday. Becoming windy with snow showers again later in the afternoon and evening. (Heavier lake effect snow in the far north)
High: 27 Wind: West-Northwest 5-10, increasing to 20-30 this evening
Tonight: Snow showers ending, breezy and cold.
Low: 15 Wind: NW 20-30 diminishing to 10
Saturday: Sunny to partly cloudy and chilly
High: 28 Wind: NW 5-10 becoming West
A very wintry weather pattern is in the area now and it will stick around through the middle of next week. Temperatures might not get back up to normal until the deer hunting weekend or perhaps later in the month.
Some light snow will be falling this morning as you head out the door. It could be an inch or so around central Wisconsin but perhaps an additional 2 to 3 inches for area east of Marathon county and east of the I-39 corridor. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect until noon for Langlade, Shawano, Waupaca, Menominee, and Waushara counties.
The snow should taper off around midday for most areas and there will likely be a few breaks of sun, then the wind will pick up and more snow showers will likely develop in the late afternoon and evening. Another burst of an inch or so accumulation could fall between 6pm and 9pm. Roads will be slippery this morning and again this evening. The northwest wind of 20 to 30 mph will create some lower visibility as well this evening. High temps will only be in the 20s.
In the far north, the situation is a bit different. Due to lake effect snow, the snow amounts will be much higher. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Forest and Oneida counties through midnight. A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for Iron, Ashland, and Vilas counties through 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Snow amounts will likely be in the 2 to 6 inch range in the advisory area and up to a foot or so in northern Vilas, Iron, and Ashland counties.
The wind will be lighter on Saturday and a little sun will break out, but it will still be cold. High temps will only reach the mid to upper 20s. On Sunday there will be more clouds, a small chance of patchy light snow, and highs in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Quite chilly and a bit breezy conditions will continue on Monday and Tuesday of next week with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs on both days will only be in the 20s. Lows will be down near 10 degrees. On Wednesday, the weather should start to get a little better with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 30s.
Have a splendid Friday! Meteorologist Justin Loew 4:30 a.m. 9-November 2018