Today is traditionally known as the biggest travel day of the year, and overall the weather won't be much of an issue for us here in Western Wisconsin. It will is cloudy, while spotty the drizzle we've seen today may develop into snow light rain showers this afternoon. We may also see some periods of patchy fog develop with plenty of moisture in the air. Mild air will remain, as temperatures again top out in the 40's across the region. A cold front will be moving our way tonight, while drizzle and light showers continue in places, as temperatures only drop into the mid 30's some areas may see some light sleet in the early morning hours of Thursday.
Hopefully most of your travels will be complete before Thanksgiving Day, as we are likely to see some slick conditions develop before the day is over. The cold front will be passing to our east by early in the day, while a surge of moisture rides atop the front and leads to more precipitation. The colder air will bring a transition from rain over to snow. This will occur from northwest to southeast through the day as temperatures in the mid to upper 30's drop to near the freezing mark in the afternoon. Southern areas look to remain rain until the evening hours. Currently this looks to produce a swath of 1-3" of snow in parts of Western Wisconsin. This may change some so we will continue to watch it and make adjustments accordingly. If this verifies, then travel through the afternoon and evening could get more difficult, with slick roads possible. This band of precipitation will continue to shift south and east, ending at night.
Shoppers delight...the forecast for Black Friday and the weekend looks great! Plenty of sunshine each day with temperatures a bit on the cool side, in the low 30's, but definitely a huge improvement from the conditions we'll be experiencing on Thanksgiving.
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