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Weather will improve in time for the weekend

We had a round of rain with some thunder early this morning, but were dry through the middle of the day. More rain returned this afternoon and will be most widespread between 4 and 8 PM before scattering out again.

A few flakes towards Taylor county and northwest can’t be ruled out, but nothing significant is expected even there.

Rain totals are highest to the north where there weren’t many breaks in the rain. There, between one quarter and three quarters of an inch have fallen while further south near Eau Claire totals have been below one quarter inch. Rain will end before midnight but the sky will remain cloudy through tomorrow.

A northwest wind will bring cooler air in with lows in the upper 30s and wind chills as cold as 30 by tomorrow morning. Clouds will continue all day which will keep highs below 50 for most spots.

The sun returns Thursday and with it comes warmer weather. Highs will push into the upper 50s and the warming trend continues into the weekend with Friday through Sunday expecting low to mid 60s for highs and 40s for lows.

The only weekend rain chance comes late Friday evening through early Saturday morning, so it should end up being a nice stretch of weather. A stronger low pressure system arrives late Sunday night with rain becoming likely for Monday with thunder possible and cooling temperatures as it passes.

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in July of 2019 and has been our evening meteorologist for News 18 since June of 2016. Prior to that, he was our Saturday meteorologist starting in September 2014.

Matt was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He enjoys all the extremes that mother nature throws at the Badger State: from severe thunderstorms to blizzards to subzero temperatures.

Matt studied meteorology in the Midwest as well, earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology at Valparaiso University in Indiana. There, Matt was heavily involved in VUTV Weather, the Valpo student chapter of AMS/NWA, and VUSIT (Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team). He’s logged more than 20,000 miles chasing and studying severe storms all across the country and witnessed nine tornadoes including six in one day!

Matt describes himself as a Wisconsin boy at heart and enjoys cheering for the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Admirals just to name a few. He loves simply being outdoors and enjoys the Wisconsin wilderness especially in fall, and whitetail deer season!

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