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Light mix tonight could cause slippery spots tomorrow morning

Today remained gloomy as we were stuck under persistent clouds and highs only reached the low to mid 30s. Light precipitation will move through tonight, and it is very similar to what moved through early Sunday morning. Light mix will move in after midnight, and eventually change over to mostly snow.

Still, very little is expected to accumulate. Only expect between a trace and a quarter inch for most, though it’s possible that some isolated spots get between 1/2” and 1” by early morning before precipitation changes back over to liquid as it ends.

Much like Sunday, the temperatures are expected to warm above freezing and that will cause accumulations to start melting. When this happens, fog will form. Expect lowered visibility with continuing mist through at least early afternoon. As such, it’ll be another gloomy day despite temperatures pushing towards 40, which is about average for this time of year.

Wednesday will warm up to the mid 40s, but again clouds will dominate. Rain chances arrive in the late evening and become likely after midnight and through Thursday morning. Most places will see all rain, though some occasional mix is possible mainly north and northwest of Eau Claire, as well as on Thursday as the precipitation is coming to an end. That happens as temperatures continue to fall through the day on Thursday. Temps will be in the mid 30s in the morning and fall to the low 30s by afternoon.

They’ll continue to fall overnight into Friday morning where lows will bottom out near 20. We will dry out for the opening weekend of Wisconsin’s gun deer hunting season and temperatures will start to warm again. Expect morning lows in the 20s both Saturday and Sunday with highs each day approaching 40.

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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