Outlook: A nice start to the week, then VERY wet Wednesday and Thursday

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After starting below freezing, temperatures will rebound nicely on Monday!

Temperatures are improving! Saturday’s high was 37 degrees, while Sunday’s high was 48 degrees. With a mostly sunny sky on Monday and a southeast breeze, temperatures will climb into the 50s. And, Tuesday’s highs will be in the 60s! Eau Claire’s average high and low for April 15th are 58 and 34, and it is typical for temperatures to “rollercoaster” this time of year.

Monday and Tuesday will be quiet days, and it will be a good opportunity to get some outside work done or take long strolls. Wednesday, Thursday, and part of Friday will be wet. Our weather forecast models continue to suggest an intense low will develop and impact the Midwest. It is likely rain will fall most of Wednesday, and isolated thunderstorms cannot be ruled out. Southern Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and locations farther south could experience severe weather. More rain will fall on Thursday, and it will be windy and colder with highs in the 40s. Rain and rain/snow showers are likely part of Friday, though the activity will gradually wind down.

Widespread rain is expected Wednesday, Thursday, and part of Friday. Some snow could mix with the rain late Thursday and Friday, but no accumulation is expected.

Widespread rain totals of 1 to 2 inches are possible with areas of 2 to 3 inches possible! The significant amount of rain could cause flooding along rivers and streams. Of course, we will pass along important information.

This weekend is Easter weekend, and so far, it looks pretty nice! Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs around 60 degrees, while Sunday will be a little warmer and breezy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms could pop up later Sunday and Sunday night, but it is difficult to determine specifics at this time.

Nick Grunseth

Nick Grunseth

Nick Grunseth first joined WQOW News 18 in September 2007. He was the weekend meteorologist and a weekday reporter for two years before becoming the Daybreak meteorologist at sister station WXOW in La Crosse. In January 2012, Nick returned to Eau Claire as the Daybreak meteorologist. He was promoted to chief meteorologist in August 2013, but still wakes up early to give the Chippewa Valley its forecast.

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