Rain today, snow chance on Saturday

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Today: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of light rain, mainly around Marathon county or farther south.
High: 63 Wind: SW 5-10 becoming NW

Tonight: Clearing and cool.
Low: 38 Wind: NW around 5

Friday: Sunny to partly cloudy, blustery, and a bit cooler.
High: 57 Wind: NW 15-25

Today will not be as nice as yesterday and the downward trend in the weather will continue into the weekend. There could even be some accumulating snow in spots on Saturday.

A slow moving cold front will cross our area today. This means mainly cloudy skies and a chance of light rain. The highest chance of rain will be around Marathon county and farther south. Because of the clouds and rain, high temps will be cooler than yesterday, only reaching the low 60s in many areas. A few spots in the far north could see a little sun later in the afternoon and maybe top out in the mid 60s. Winds will be about 5 to 10 mph shifting from the southwest to the northwest.

The northwest will will become stronger on Friday, so even though we will have more sun, the temps will be cooler once again. Highs will stay in the mid to upper 50s for tomorrow. The northwest wind will be blustery and add a little chill to the air.

The temperature will sink even lower on Saturday. Highs will top out in the low 40s. As a low pressure system approaches from the west on Saturday the precipitation chances will increase and temps will be cold enough for mostly snow to fall. Where could the heaviest snow fall? As of now, it looks like the southern part of the area (south of Stevens Point) will have the highest chance of 3 to 6 inches. As of now, around Wausau, it only looks like up to an inch or so. The Northwoods could end up dry on Saturday with highs in the upper 40s. We will notify you if the track of this storm changes over the next couple of days.

After Saturday the weather will remain quite cool. High temps will only reach the upper 40s to low 50s from Sunday through Tuesday. There weather will also be wet at times with a chance of light rain on Monday and next Wednesday.

Have a magnificent Thursday! Meteorologist Justin Loew, 4:30 a.m. 25-April-2019



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