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The chilly stretch isn’t over yet

Today was by far the coldest day we’ve had so far this season. Temperatures are running about 20 degrees below average for this time of year. Eau Claire hasn’t officially dropped below freezing yet this season, but gusty winds kept wind chills below freezing for much of the day and many areas have seen flurries and light drizzle.

The chance for snow showers and drizzle will continue overnight tonight. Overall accumulations will be minimal, but a few places could pick up a light dusting of snow, possibly up to an inch locally through Sunday morning. Snow has the best chance of sticking to grassy surfaces and will cause minimal impacts to travel.

Sunday will be another cloudy, chilly day with high temperatures in the low 40s and wind chills in the 20s and 30s. There is the slight chance of s few light snow flurries or drizzle through the day on Sunday.

The first half of the week will still be below average with respect to temperatures, but by Monday the chance for snow showers will diminish and we could see some sunshine by Monday afternoon.

Our next system will arrive on Tuesday when there will be a better chance to see some showers or possibly a few flurries.

Temperatures will gradually increase over the course of the week and by next weekend, temperatures will return to near average for this time of year.

Jess Langlois

Jess Langlois is the weekend meteorologist and weekday multi-media journalist for News 18. She joined us in July of 2019.

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