Low temperatures were the coldest of the past week for Eau Claire. Temperatures bottomed out in the single digits to the north of Eau Claire and in the teens for the Chippewa Valley and areas south. Eau Claire's low of 15 was exactly today's average, and temps are only going up from here.
The same can be said for high temps. Today's highs were in the mid 20s, and while that is about 10 degrees colder than Eau Claire's average high of 34, it will get much warmer for the rest of the week.
In fact, tomorrow's high will be about 20 degrees warmer than today's despite a cold start with lows near or below 10 even in the Chippewa Valley. It will definitely be a classic Wisconsin stereotypical jacket in the morning, sweatshirt or t-shirt in the afternoon kind of day. The warm-up comes with some wind, but that will calm down for the rest of the week as Western Wisconsin will remain in a warm and tranquil weather pattern.
With plenty of sunshine, above freezing highs, and no precip in the forecast until at least next weekend (if not longer), This week is a good opportunity to wash the winter remnants off your car. Sure, there's still a little sand/salt still on side roads, but main roads are mostly clean and most of that grime is fairly dry. That means it's not as easy for that dirt to stick to your car.
Highs will be in the mid 40s tomorrow through Thursday with more sun than clouds each day. Towards the end of the week and continuing into the weekend, temps warm even further. Expect highs in the upper 40s, perhaps even into the 50s!
Low temperatures will even stay near or above freezing by early next week. There are very small rain chances this weekend, but there's not enough of a signal yet to even add a "slight" chance to the 7 day forecast.
There is a slight chance Sunday night into Monday morning for wintry mix or rain, but the temperatures look to remain warmer than average into at least the middle of March.