Saying today was cold is quite the understatement. Tonight and tomorrow will be another one of those find someone or something like a thick blanket to snuggle up with to stay warm.
That's why our new Snuggle Index is up at a 10 through tomorrow, which happens to be Valentine's Day.
From yesterday afternoon to this morning temperatures dropped 43 degrees in Eau Claire, and that doesn't even factor in the wind chill. Temperatures this afternoon only managed to top out at 2 degrees, though our official high was 7 just after midnight as temps were in the middle of that free-fall last night. Wind chills remained in the negative teens at best for most all day, and tonight the actual temperature will fall to the coldest we've had all winter. Lows will approach -20.
Thankfully, the wind chill effect will be minor, but there's still a Wind Chill Advisory out because of how cold the actual temperature will get. To understand why, it's important to understand the difference between temperature and wind chill.
Temperatures will rise this weekend with a warm front Saturday, but there's just a slight chance of light snow along that front. Better snow chances arrive early next week and we could see several inches of accumulation Monday into Tuesday before more negative temps arrive later in the week.