Forecast

Mild weather through Wednesday; snow Thursday PM/Friday followed by colder weather for Christmas

Afternoon Forecast for December 16, 2017

ALERT DAYS are in the forecast for Thursday and Friday. This is for the potential of mixed precipitation for Thursday afternoon and accumulating snow for Thursday night into Friday, followed by windy and colder weather later Friday. This is a time period where many people may be traveling before the Christmas holiday. This afternoon will be mostly cloudy and continued mild. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and mild with patchy fog possible. Temperatures will fall to the lower 30s by late evening; overnight low temperatures will fall to the middle 20s by morning.

Monday and Tuesday will be partly sunny and mild with high temperatures around 40 degrees. Wednesday will be partly sunny and pleasant with high temperatures in the upper 30s. Skies will turn mostly cloudy on Wednesday night, and there is a slight chance of flurries.

A storm system will affect Wisconsin from Thursday through Friday. Thursday will be mostly cloudy and breezy with light snow, possibly mixed with rain developing, mainly in the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the middle 30s. Precipitation will change to all snow on Thursday night, with some accumulation. Friday will be mostly cloudy, windy, and colder with snow tapering to flurries and gradually ending late in the day. High temperatures will be in the middle 20s, with nearly steady temperatures through the day.

With fresh snow on the ground, colder weather is expected as we head into the Christmas holiday weekend. Saturday will be partly sunny and quite cold with high temperatures in the lower 20s. Christmas Eve Sunday and Christmas Day Monday will be partly sunny and continued quite cold with high temperatures around 20 degrees. Overnight low temperatures will be just above zero.

Next Tuesday will be partly sunny, breezy, and cold with a slight chance of flurries. High temperatures will be around 20 degrees. Next Wednesday will be variably cloudy, breezy, and continued cold with a chance of snow showers and flurries; high temperatures will be in the lower 20s.

THIS AFTERNOON:
Mostly cloudy and mild. 
High: 37
Wind: E/NE 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with patchy fog.
Low: 26
Wind: Light and Variable

MONDAY:
Becoming partly sunny and mild. 
High: 40
Wind: S/SW 8-15 MPH

MONDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy and mild.
Low: 32
Wind: SW 8-15 MPH

TUESDAY:
Partly sunny and continued mild. 
High: 39
Wind: W 8-15 MPH

WEDNESDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant (becoming mostly cloudy with a slight chance of flurries at night).
Low: 18
High: 35

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with light snow (possibly mixed with rain), mainly in the afternoon (precipitation changing to snow at night with some accumulation possible).
Low: 26
High: 34

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy, and colder with snow tapering to flurries and gradually ending late in the day; additional accumulation is possible.
Low: 20
High: 24 (nearly steady temperatures in the lower 20s through the day)

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny, breezy, and cold.
Low: 10
High: 22

CHRISTMAS EVE (SUNDAY):
Partly sunny and continued quite cold.
Low: 6
High: 20

CHRISTMAS DAY (MONDAY):
Partly sunny and continued quite cold.
Low: 3
High: 19

TUESDAY:
Partly sunny, breezy, and cold with a slight chance of flurries.
Low: 3
High: 20

WEDNESDAY:
Variable cloudiness, breezy, and cold with a chance of snow showers and flurries.
Low: 8
High: 22


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