LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Tucker Antico
**TEMPERATURES RISE TO NEAR AVERAGE LEVELS, BUT SNOW REMAINS A POSSIBILITY ON SUNDAY**
Temperatures in Eau Claire on Friday reached 40 degrees for the first time since the previous Saturday, but we STILL remain below average! Much of today's warmth can be attributed to mostly sunny skies and dry air, but a few changes come as we enter the weekend.
High pressure sitting to the north of Eau Claire on Friday will make its way off to our east heading into Saturday morning. As it exits, it will allow for more clouds to work their way in overnight. This will work to keep our temperatures more mild overnight and also enter us into a southerly flow of air. Skies on Saturday will be overcast at times, but we will still some sun with partly clear conditions possible for some of the afternoon. Despite seeing more clouds than sun though, that south wind is expected to be just enough to get us back to 40 degrees for a second consecutive day. At the same time however, it will be fairly breezy and this will make it feel closer to 30. Clouds will remain in place heading overnight into Sunday as well with temps holding in the upper 20's.
Sunday is likely to feature light snow beginning in the early morning hours and ending before lunchtime. A coating of snow is possible for many areas, though chances to see this decrease the further south you are. Despite the early end to precipitation, skies will remain overcast to mostly cloudy all day. Temperatures will not rise very much due to precip and cloud cover with highs expected in the mid 30's.
Temperatures look to remain fairly consistent, around 40 degrees, going into next week. Though the jet stream will be lifting further north than it has been, we look to remain in general northwest flow which will keep us no warmer than average overall. A broad upper trough will stick around into Monday keeping us in a cloudier pattern, but skies should clear just a little bit as it begins to exit Tuesday morning. Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week before more clouds roll in on Wednesday. We will also be tracking a chance for light snow along with a cool down on Thursday.