There will be two main forecast concerns to worry about this week. The first will be snow on Monday, and the second will be frigid Arctic air in its wake.
Before the snow arrives, some of us may see some light freezing drizzle overnight that could cause some slick spots on area roads.
Snow will approach from the west overnight and will likely spread east across the Chippewa Valley between 4 am and 9 am. Snow will be likely through midday Monday, and will begin to taper off by Monday afternoon. Snow should be out of the area by Monday evening.
Most of us will see several inches of snow from this system, with a widespread 1” to 3” likely across much of the Chippewa Valley. Locations to the north have the best chance of seeing higher totals in the 4” to 5” range.
Snow totals will be just enough to cause travel headaches through Monday evening, so be sure to make extra time to get where you need to go.
Temperatures will actually fall throughout the day on Monday. They will start in the low 30s Monday morning, fall into the mid to upper 20s by afternoon, and continue to fall into Tuesday morning.
By Tuesday morning, temperatures will be close to or slightly below zero, with high temperatures only in the single digits. Wednesday will likely be even colder, when temperatures may not get above zero for the entire day. Arctic air will linger through Thursday morning before temperatures increase into the 20s at the end of the week.