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Friday night’s sunset was the last before 6pm until Oct. 28

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Saturday will gain another four minutes of daylight, bringing Eau Claire up to 11 hours and 27 minutes of daylight! It's only a couple weeks from the Equinox, too, so daylight is increasing at about the fastest rate of the year.

Friday's sunset was at 5:59pm, and Saturday's will be at 6:01. That's the first of 236 consecutive sunsets after 6pm, running from March 6 all the way through October 27. In addition, the sun will set after 7pm next Sunday night because Saturday night into Sunday morning (Mar. 14) is when our clocks spring forward as Daylight Saving Time begins.

Highs ranged from 40 to 50 on Friday all across the Chippewa Valley after another mostly sunny day. The wind was light so there was virtually no wind chill effect. Saturday will almost be an exact copy of Friday's forecast. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s in the Chippewa Valley with low to mid 40s to the north and northeast. It will again come with light winds.

A breeze starts to pick up Saturday night out of the southeast, which will keep temps from falling as far as the past couple nights. Expect lows by Sunday morning in the mid to upper 20s, and highs will climb into the mid to upper 50s as that south-southeast breeze strengthens.

While gusts will be near or above 30mph, it'll be the warmest of the year to date. That won't stand long, as temps climb into the low 60s Monday and Tuesday ahead of a cold front that now looks like it won't arrive until Wednesday.

That comes with scattered showers and possibly some rumbles of thunder. After that front moves through, temps will still be mild with highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in July of 2019 and has been our evening meteorologist for News 18 since June of 2016. Prior to that, he was our Saturday meteorologist starting in September 2014.

Matt was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He enjoys all the extremes that mother nature throws at the Badger State: from severe thunderstorms to blizzards to subzero temperatures.

Matt studied meteorology in the Midwest as well, earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology at Valparaiso University in Indiana. There, Matt was heavily involved in VUTV Weather, the Valpo student chapter of AMS/NWA, and VUSIT (Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team). He’s logged more than 20,000 miles chasing and studying severe storms all across the country and witnessed nine tornadoes including six in one day!

Matt describes himself as a Wisconsin boy at heart and enjoys cheering for the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Admirals just to name a few. He loves simply being outdoors and enjoys the Wisconsin wilderness especially in fall, and whitetail deer season!

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