Friday: Mostly cloudy. Light snow or flurries early, then a 50% chance of additional light snow during the afternoon with accumulations of an inch or less. Becoming breezy during the afternoon. Lake-effect snow showers developing across the far-north as well.
Peeks of sunshine developed during the afternoon across parts of central Wisconsin, with cloud cover lingering elsewhere. It was cold again, as highs ranged from the mid 20s to low 30s. The west to southwest winds remained light.
The cold weather pattern will continue through the middle of next week, then trend a bit warmer. Some snowfall will be possible during the period, but amounts will be light except across the northern part of the state in the Lake Superior snow belt.
A light snowfall will develop tonight and linger into the morning Friday, with much of the area receiving around an inch of accumulation. Additional light snowfall is expected Friday afternoon and evening, with up to an inch of accumulation possible. Breezy northwest winds developing Friday afternoon will lead to lake-effect snow showers across the far-north, with this activity continuing into Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warning for Ashland, Iron, and Vilas Counties from 6 a.m. Friday morning until 6 a.m. Saturday morning, and a Winter Weather Advisory for Oneida and Forest Counties from 6 a.m. Friday until midnight Friday night. Total snow accumulations of 6-12″ will be possible across much of Ashland, Iron, and Vilas Counties, with 4-6″ possible across the northern portions of Oneida and Forest Counties. The northwest winds will cause blowing and drifting.
The weekend forecast includes some sunshine Saturday, then a chance of snow showers or light snow Saturday night and Sunday, with only minor accumulations expected.
Breezy conditions are likely Monday and Tuesday, along with snow showers in the snow belt and a few flurries elsewhere.
The next several days will have a common theme: cold temperatures. We will have a lot of cloud cover today, with highs only making it into the middle 30s. Luckily, it won’t be as blustery, with a NNW wind 5-10 mph.
Tonight, snow chances increase across eastern Iowa. The snow moves in from southwest to northeast after 7 PM, and continues overnight into early Friday morning. Flurries and a few snow showers are possible throughout the day Friday. A quick burst of snow could reduce visibility and slicken things up again Friday afternoon. Total accumulations will be 1″ or less, with locally higher amounts up to 2″ possible, especially south of Highway 20.
Friday night into Saturday morning will be COLD. Lows will be in the teens, with wind chills in the single digits. It will be a cold weekend with highs in the 30s to near 40.