Chilly day in store for the Chippewa Valley

Eau Claire -- (WEAU) A few areas of light snow still falling in our southern counties, but otherwise a quiet start to Wednesday. It is cooler, especially north where temperatures in the teens are feeling more like the single digits once the wind chill is factored in, so bundle up.

Sunshine will eventually return today, but do not let it fool you, it will be a chilly day! Highs are expected to stay in the upper teens and low 20s for most of us despite the clear skies. Winds will be from the north at 10-15 miles per hour making it feel even colder than what the thermometer will read. Normally this time of year we are seeing highs at 39, today many areas will be nearly 20 degrees below average. What a change from Monday when highs across Western Wisconsin topped out in the 50s!

The temperature roller coaster ride is far from over. Lows tonight will fall into the teens with some light snow expected as a warm front moves through the area. Less than an inch of accumulation is in the forecast, but it may make for slick road conditions so plan accordingly if you are traveling overnight. A few flurries may linger into the morning commute for Thursday, but snow will be ending early. Expect highs tomorrow and Friday to reach into the 40s once again thanks to a more southerly wind. Those snow banks will continue to shrink thanks to the milder temperatures and some sun. Thursday will see a mix of clouds and sun with more cloud cover expected Friday and just a slight chance for some rain or snow as a cold front passes.

Temperatures will fall for the weekend, but at least it will be sunny. We've been watching the threat for snow on Sunday, but it looks like it will hold off until early next week. That means we could be seeing some snowflakes for St. Patrick's Day, but it does not appear at this time to become a major storm. Still a chance for light snow by the middle of next week along with cooler than normal highs in the 30s.


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