Super Bowl Weekend is upon us! While today was dry, the chances of snow are going up again for parts of Western Wisconsin this weekend. In the meantime, expect passing clouds tonight. A southwest breeze will keep temperatures from dropping off as much as last night.
Saturday will be a bit warmer for the area. Highs will surge well into the 20s with increasing clouds through the day. Overall, a nice day to get outside for some winter recreation whether it be skating, skiing, or some ice fishing.
The system we've been tracking all week that looked like it was going to miss us has now been taking a more northerly track in the forecast models. Yet another curve ball from Mother Nature this winter... Expect skies to become cloudy Saturday night with snow arriving in our southern counties by early Sunday morning. Snow should take over much of Western Wisconsin through the morning on Sunday. The heaviest snow and highest totals will be in the Coulee Region. We're expecting little, if any, snow in our northern communities, which would include most places north of Highway 8. The track could still change again so be sure to stay up to date on the forecast through the weekend.
As of now, accumulations don't look too bad, but it'll be enough to slow you down on the roads as you head out to those Super Bowl parties later in the day on Sunday. When the snow comes to an end by Sunday evening, we're looking around 1" or less in the Chippewa Valley. Farther south in the Coulee Region, we could see between 1-3" of fresh snow. A much colder airmass will arrive with the snow on Sunday. Highs will only top out in the lower 10s with wind chills through much of the day below zero. Be sure to bundle up if you'll be heading out and about on Sunday.
A cold Groundhog Day for your Monday. We'll see plenty of sunshine but temperatures will start out below zero. Bit milder on Tuesday, but another clipper system will likely bring some more snow to our area. Right now accumulations don't look bad...a couple inches or so. Behind that clipper, and even colder shot of Arctic air featuring sub-zero night and highs only in the single digits. Temperatures start to rebound some by Friday.
- The snow has come to an end but blowing and drifting snow will be the big concern for this evening. That should continue to make for treacherous road conditions in Western Wisconsin.
- Frigid temperatures and blustery winds will combine to create dangerous wind chills this morning. The entire viewing area is under a WIND CHILL WARNING for tonight through Wednesday morning.
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