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Rain is now likely Saturday morning

A southerly wind warmed us up Friday by carrying that warmer air up into Wisconsin. Highs climbed all the way into the mid 60s for the Chippewa Valley with upper 60s to the west.

The wind though continues to be a hindrance to the otherwise nice day with sustained winds in the 10-25 mph range must of the day with gusts 25-30+ much of the afternoon. With clouds approaching late Friday night along a weak cold front, lows should only fall to the mid to upper 40s.

That front has slowed down from previous forecasts, meaning rain is now likely in the Chippewa Valley Saturday morning through midday, though the sky will start to clear quickly in the afternoon so highs should still make it into the 60s. Areas that get rain look to pick up another 1/4” to 3/4”.

Sunday looks better with a sunny start and a few afternoon clouds building. Wind won’t be too bad and highs again climb to the low to mid 60s.

Big changes arrive for next week starting with the arrival of a strong low pressure system that will bring wind, rain, and thunder late Sunday night through Monday morning with showers continuing into Tuesday as temperatures cool to below average.

A few weak disturbances in the jet stream mean scattered light showers possibly mixed with snow continue Wednesday and Thursday as the temperatures stay chilly.

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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