LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Drew Williams
A cloudy and mild start this morning. Temperatures will be above average today but just by a few degrees. A cooler trend continues through the week there's even a possibility of some snow for parts of Western Wisconsin.
Most of the rain from last night will have moved off to the east today leaving us with some cloud cover early. Even those clouds will clear out later today leading to some sunshine this afternoon. Conditions will be nicer today for any outdoor activities. There will be a bit of a breeze again today from the west and northwest bringing in some cooler air. Highs today will top out in the upper 50's and low 60's. Normally we see highs in the mid 50's here in late October.
We transition to a more typical fall weather pattern later this week. More cool air will filter down from Canada over the next few days. The next cold front will be impacting the area by late Monday with clouds and sunshine during the day. Any chance for rain should hold off until the overnight hours and continue into Tuesday.
It will still be relatively mild out ahead of this front with highs around 60 but much cooler air will quickly take hold into Tuesday. The cool down will come with a deepening upper trough that will bring a chilly air mass to the Upper Midwest, at least for a day. Tuesday will see more clouds than sun with a few pop up afternoon showers possible. The coolest air of the season will keep our highs only in the 40's Tuesday, and I wouldn't be surprised if a few of those raindrops turn into wet snowflakes for a few spots. The trough will then slide east, leading to rising temperatures Wednesday when sunshine will return with highs back in the more seasonable 50's.
A quick moving system will work its way down from Canada late Wednesday cooling things down again for the final days of the work week. Temperatures will continue to fall heading into next weekend. Overnight lows will be around the freezing mark, so as a more significant system arrives Friday the possibility for snow increases. Friday and Saturday both look chilly and wet with afternoon highs in the low 40's. Looks like the fall-like weather will return in full force this time next week.