LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Monica Ott
High pressure will keep the weather dry for holiday travelers in the region during the day. We started the day with sunshine but then clouds will start to increase for the afternoon as a warm front slides to our northwest. It will still be cold but it will feel better with much lighter wind. Highs will be in the lower 30's. Those clouds may produce a few flurries and light snow mainly from Eau Claire north into the first part of tonight but then clouds will start to exit overnight. Accumulation will be minimal, less than half an inch in most places with a few spots closer to an inch north. Winds will again be turning back to the southwest and this will lead to the return of milder air through the end of this week. Thanksgiving Day will also be fair and dry for those still doing some turkey trotting, traveling or last minute food shopping. It will be mostly sunny and pleasant with highs back near 40.
Milder air will continue to move in as we finish up this holiday week and for Black Friday shoppers the chance returns for a few showers. A cold front will be approaching from the west and after perhaps some sun at first, clouds will be increasing. The chance for showers currently looks highest in the afternoon and part of the night before exiting but like the last few systems, amounts look light. Temperatures will be well above average with highs in the 40's and even perhaps some 50's. Once the front passes we will see another shot of colder air arrive for the weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday look nice at this time with quite a bit of sunshine and highs will be in the mid and upper 30's which is basically average for late November.
The quiet weather should continue into early next week with sunshine and clouds next Monday and Tuesday while we may be in for another warm up as temperatures climb back into the 40's.