The combination of the two winter storms over the last week has left a blanket of 7” heavy, wet snow in Eau Claire, and that includes some melting. To the north there’s a lot more snow as some spots in the UP to near Duluth picked up two feet of snow just with the last weekend’s system!
Low temperatures this morning were able to drop below zero in spots that got the most clearing over this fresh snow pack, but sunshine this afternoon helped warm us up to the 20s, which is still about 5 degrees below average for this time of year.
Thankfully, the sunshine felt nice and that also meant we didn’t get any more snow. This calm pattern will continue through most of the week, with high temperatures climbing into the 30s for most of this week and little precipitation chances.
The only chance until late next weekend is for a few flurries tonight that won’t have any impact. For roads that are still wet from melting snow, temperatures falling into the teens will cause them to freeze up, even where salted, so there could be some slick spots overnight into tomorrow morning.
Otherwise, expect a mostly cloudy sky for the next couple days outside of chances for a few peeks of sunshine.
The best chance to see a decent amount of sunshine this week after tomorrow will be Friday, but temperatures will be colder then before a weekend warm up to the upper 30s.
This warm up will be short lived, as an Alberta Clipper approaches Sunday night, bringing with is a chance for snow into Monday followed by plummeting temperatures early next week.