StormTeam 8 Forecast:  High 50º / Low 34° ... Chance of snow north today, chance of rain south. Warmer, but still cooler than average.

Updated Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7: 20 AM...

After a cool and sunny day yesterday, today will be much different. We can expect plenty of clouds, chance of precipitation, but warmer temperatures.

An area of low pressure is moving in our direction this morning. Ahead of the warm front, snow has developed near and north of the Twin Cities and into northern Wisconsin. The far northern part of the News 8 Viewing Area is where we're going to see the best chance of accumulating snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Chippewa, Clark & Dunn Co. until 7am Thursday. 2"-5" of snow is possible in this area by late tonight/early Thursday.

The rest of the region will see a chance of rain showers late this morning and into this afternoon. It will not be a complete washout, but keep the umbrella handy. Winds will be breezy out of the southeast today, gusting to 35-40mph. Despite the clouds, these SE winds will help us warm into the upper 40s to low 50s.

The chance of light rain showers will continue this evening, but may mix with a little snow overnight tonight as temperatures cool. The chance of snow will continue in our far northern communities. Lows tonight will be similar to this morning with temperatures in the upper 20s to mid 30s.

There will be a slight chance of a snow shower or two Thursday morning before the area of low pressure finally moves east. The rest of the day tomorrow will be mainly cloudy and cool. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s.

Looking Ahead... Friday is now looking dry with highs in the upper 40s. The chance of rain has now been moved back to Saturday. Late in the day Saturday, expect a chance of rain/wintry mix. Temperatures will be a bit warmer in the low 50s.

The rain chances for Easter Sunday have increased, unfortunately. There will be a chance of rain showers with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Conditions dry out for the start of the workweek and temperatures warm up above average. Highs next week will top out in the low to mid 60s... even upper 60s possible by late in the week.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! -Michelle Poedel