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Snow returns late Saturday night

Friday was closer to average than we’ve been in a week, but we still fell just one degree short with the high. Still, the warmer air, sunshine, and light wind made it feel pretty nice for the middle of November. It’ll be mostly cloudy Saturday, but we still will be warm with highs up near 40 once again.

A cold front approaches in the late evening, and that will bring a chance for wintry precipitation late Saturday night and into Sunday. Temperatures will fall to around the freezing mark and hold there with a mix possible south and west of Eau Claire as precipitation starts, but it should be mostly snow as it moves through.

Expect accumulations to be a bit wetter than the powder we’ve had so far this season, but it won’t be a lot of snow. Most places will get less than an inch of snow, though isolated areas of 1-2” are possible. The best chance is to the north where it’s more likely precipitation stays as all snow. Snow will get lighter into Sunday morning, and some rain could mix in before it ends. Drizzle could continue into the afternoon, but chances will be getting smaller with time.

Temperatures warm once again early next week to near 40 in the afternoon, though still expect a mostly cloudy sky. Most days stay dry, but there are a couple of small chances for very light snow, mix, or rain including Thursday when another cold front moves through just before Wisconsin’s gun deer hunting season starts.

 

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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