ALERT NIGHT: Coldest Night So Far This Season -Bill Graul
Warmer Temps By the Weekend
Tonight’s Forecast Low: 35F / Wednesday’s Forecast High: 60F…
Northern and eastern parts of the viewing area saw frost and freezing temps early this morning, but temps tonight will be even colder across the region. In fact, it’s going to be the coldest night so far this Fall season thanks to clear skies and light winds.
ALERT NIGHT: FREEZE WARNING in effect from midnight to 8 a.m. for Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley, along with Clark, Jackson, Monroe, Juneau and Adams counties. Lows in these areas are expected to drop into the mid-upper 20s to near 30F. The rest of the viewing area is under a FROST ADVISORY, with lows in the low-mid 30s expected. Cover gardens and bring in or cover plants that you want to keep alive. Also, protect outdoor plumbing (disconnect garden hoses, drain sprinkler systems, etc.)… especially in the Freeze Warned areas.
Mostly sunny, but still cool Wednesday with highs in the 57-61F range. Our average high this time of year is around 70F. Winds will be variable and lighter Wednesday in the 5-10 mph range. Not as cold Wednesday night, but still chilly with lows in the 30s for most… so some patchy frost will be possible, especially north and east.
Partly cloudy and a little warmer Thursday with highs in the mid 60s. Warmer still Friday with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s with partly cloudy skies. Overnight lows will range from the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Looking Ahead… A pleasant weekend is shaping up with highs ranging from the upper 60s to low-mid 70s. It also looks dry for a change. Still mild to start next week, then a cold front will bring at least a small chance of showers next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Have a good night, but you might need an extra blanket on the bed! -Meteorologist Bill Graul
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