StormTeam 8 Forecast:  High 12°/ Low -4°... Lighter winds today, but still cold with a mix of sun & clouds. A few clouds tonight and bitterly cold.

Last updated Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:40 AM...

A northwest flow aloft will cause unseasonably cold temperatures for the next several days. In fact, temps likely won't climb back to average (Highs around 30º) until early next week.

Today looks dry with a mix of sun and some high/mid-level clouds. Winds will be lighter (NW 5-10 mph)... but it will still be cold with highs only in the lower teens.

Tonight will be clear to partly cloudy, making for another bitterly cold night. Expect morning lows in the single digits below zero. Traditional colder spots north & east will again slip into the teens below zero. Winds will only be around 5 mph from the N/NW, but could still push wind chills into the -5º to -15º range in spots.

Looking Ahead... It's going to remain cold with highs only in the teens right through Saturday. In fact, some spots could struggle just to reach double digits for highs on Saturday. Overnight lows will mostly be in the single digits below zero, but we could be close to -10º early Saturday morning. Traditional colder spots (like BRF, Sparta & Camp Douglas) could dip into the teens below zero... and perhaps around -20º Saturday morning.

It looks mainly dry through Saturday with a mix of sun and clouds. Clouds increase Saturday night with a chance of snow on Sunday. We'll need to keep an eye on this system as it could produce some accumulating snow across the region. It won't be as cold Sunday with highs closer to 20º.

Light snow could linger into early Monday morning with high temps warming into the upper 20s.

Look for high temperatures to climb back into the 30s Tuesday through Thursday as winds in the upper atmosphere transition from a northwest flow to more of a westerly or southwesterly direction. With the warmer air will come a chance of light snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and be sure to bundle up when heading outdoors! -Bill Graul