Cory Malles is the Chief Meteorologist at WKBT-TV.
StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 39º/ Low 18º... Evening fog dissipates. Areas of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow through mid evening. Windy and colder with a few flurries overnight. Sharply colder tomorrow!
Last Updated on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:20 PM...
Strong low pressure will move into north central Wisconsin this evening. The low will drag a very strong cold front through the area this evening. Ahead of the front, expect pockets of mainly light rain. However, once the front passes, colder air will start to move in. If there is any precip left over the area, it will turn into a mix of snow, sleet, or freezing rain before tapering to flurries late tonight. Little snow or ice accumulation is expected. Of more importance is the arctic blast that will arrive late tonight and tomorrow. Expect windy and colder conditions tonight as overnight lows fall into the teens. West winds at 10-20 mph will produce wind chills in the single digits.
We'll start tomorrow with clouds and a few flurries. However... the big story will remain the temperatures. We'll start the day in the teens, but a gusty West-Northwest wind will continue to pump cold air into the region. As a result, temperatures will slowly slip through the teens during the day. Wind chills in the single digits will be common.
Skies will become partly cloudy tomorrow night. Temperatures are expected to plummet into the single digits above and below zero. Wind chills of -10° to -20° will be common, especially on area ridge tops and open terrain.
Looking Ahead... We'll be in the deep freeze for several days. Highs Friday through the weekend will only be in the teens, with overnight lows in the single digits above and below zero. Wind chill values will continue to drop into the 0º to -20º range at times!
It looks dry Friday & Saturday, but a chance of light snow arrives later Sunday into Monday morning. This system will have to be watched as there is some potential for a couple of inches of snow with it. Following that system comes a reinforcing shot of arctic air, in fact we may have to struggle just to reach double digit highs on Tuesday... especially if we get some snow cover on the ground.
Temps warm a little for the second half of next week, but with that will come some clouds and at least slight chances for some light snow or flurries.
Have a great night. Don't forget to bundle those kids up tomorrow morning! -Cory Malles