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Some snow, cold temps expected

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Today:  Mostly cloudy, breezy, and cold. Hazy sunshine in the northwoods.  High: 17, Wind: NNE 10-20

Wednesday: Becoming mostly sunny and remaining cold.  High: 16, Wind: NW 10-15

Another light snow hit the area yesterday and now the focus for heavy snow and stormy conditions will be shifting south. If you have travel plans to far southeastern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, or lower Michigan, you will encounter flight delays and slow traveling on the roadways late today through tonight. There is still a chance of light snow in the far southern part of our area along with some blowing and drifting snow and therefore a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued effective from noon today through noon Wednesday for Monroe, Juneau, and Adams counties. The main concern in most of Northcentral Wisconsin will be cold temps. The mercury should be in the same range as yesterday (mid to upper teens), however, there will be more wind today and that means it will feel much colder. With a north-northeast wind at 10 to 20 mph, the wind chill will be around zero for most of the day and might dip a little below zero at times. The wind will continue tonight and create wind chills as low as -10. On Wednesday we will see more sunshine develop but high temps will again linger in the teens and the northwest at 10-15 mph will create wind chills in the single digits to near zero. Thursday will be very similar with sunny to partly cloudy skies and wind chills around zero. High temps should nudge up a bit on Thursday with the wind shifting more to the west or southwest but I doubt we will reach 20 degrees.

You will notice the warmer air on Friday. Temps should warm up into the middle and upper 20s. Conditions will stay mild through the weekend with high temps in the upper 20s to around 30 on Saturday, and in the mid 20s for Sunday. You will want to take the opportunity to enjoy the milder temps because colder weather will develop for at least a couple of days once again for next week. By next Tuesday and Wednesday high temps might struggle to climb above zero.

What about snow chances? It looks like a parade of weak storm systems will move through Wisconsin, starting Friday afternoon and continuing through Monday. As of now, I would estimate a dusting up to an inch accumulation each day from Friday through Sunday and then maybe a little more on Monday, perhaps an inch or two. It still doesn't look like any large strong storms will affect Northcentral in the near future but there will be enough snow shower activity to keep the landscape white.

Have a fine Tuesday! Meteorologist Justin Loew. 4:30am, 1-February-2011

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