After experiencing the coldest low temperatures so far this year Friday morning, a big increase in temperatures is headed our way. Temperatures on Saturday morning could be nearly 40 degrees warmer than on Friday morning.
Eau Claire's low temperature of -16 this morning made it the coldest morning since March 4, 2019. That means it's been 347 days since we've seen a temperature this cold. Black River Falls recorded a balmy -34 degrees this morning.
The weekend warm-up will be thanks to a warm front that will actually allow temperatures to increase overnight. After starting out in the low teens and single digits across the Chippewa Valley this evening, temperatures will rise to near 20 degrees by Saturday morning.
This warm front will also bring increasing clouds overnight. Precipitation will be minimal along the front, but there will be a slight chance of flurries or light snow into Saturday.
Sunday is expected to be slightly cooler than Saturday, but still pleasant especially compared to the temperatures we've seen this week. Both days this weekend will be favorable for outdoor activities.
Tomorrow will be a mostly cloudy day, but our best chances to see some sunshine will be in the afternoon.
The best chance for accumulating snow will be on Monday. While it's still early to talk totals, there is definitely the potential for some accumulation. Be sure to stay with the Stormtracker 18 Weather Team for updates as we refine our forecast this weekend.
Beyond that, we could more sub-zero lows toward the end of next week.