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A few rounds of rain to start April

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Welcome to April! The second month of spring is poised to bring a few light rounds of rain to the Chippewa Valley.

The first chance for some light, isolated rain showers will be along a warm front currently sitting in far western Minnesota. While during the day we'll stay mostly dry with a mix of sun and clouds, a few isolated showers will be possible after sunset.

Temperatures will climb into the mid 50's Wednesday and near 60 for Thursday with that warm front moving in. Then, the cold front sinks temperatures through the 40's Friday.

Scattered showers will be possible to the north on Thursday as a cold front organizes to the west. We'll be dealing with another day of sun and clouds before the cold front starts kicking up cloud cover late.

Rain showers will start overnight Thursday and really ramp up into Friday morning. Times of heavy rainfall will be possible and there will be snow forming to the northwest. We will see anywhere from 1/4'' to 1'' of rainfall across the area through Friday.

Temperatures will fall through the 40's and into the upper 30's by Friday evening. This means we could get some snow to mix in late Friday. While chances to see snowflakes are low, they aren't zero so it's something to watch.

The weekend looks dry and temperatures will surge into next week. Those 60's come with multiple rain chances again.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly is our Daybreak meteorologist. Justin joined WQOW News 18 in May 2018.

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