Cory Malles is the Chief Meteorologist at WKBT-TV.
StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 14º/ Low -1º... Cold sunshine today with wind chills as cold as -15°F. Bitterly cold again tonight with lows in the single digits on either side of zero.
Last Updated on Friday, December 6 at 5:28 PM...
Arctic high pressure continues to keep the region in the deep freeze. We'll see clear to partly cloudy skies tonight as overnight lows drop into the single digits above and below zero. In far northern parts of the area, where snow fell earlier this week, expect overnight lows to drop into the lower teens below zero. While wind speeds will remain in the 5 to 15 mph range, they will still produce wind chills of -10° to -20° along and south of I-90. North of I-90, wind chills of -20° to -30° are likely. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect for these area tonight. The advisory includes the Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls areas, along with Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Clark, Wabasha, Winona and Fillmore Counties.
Looking Ahead... Sunny to partly sunny skies can be expected once again on Saturday. Temperatures will remain cold with highs in the single digits to lower teens. Wind chills will range from -10° to -20°, especially early in the day.
Clouds increase late Saturday night and Sunday ahead of an area of low pressure over the southwestern parts of the U.S. This system will bring light snow to the area beginning Sunday morning, then lasting through late Sunday night or early Monday morning. Right now, snow totals look to be in the 2"-5" range by early Monday morning. Stay tuned for updates!
The rest of the workweek brings more cold and periodic chances of light snow or flurries. High temperatures remain in the teens through Wednesday, but warm to into the 20s by the end of the week.