Tonight: Partly cloudy. Small chance of flurries late.
Low: 20 Wind: NW to N 5-10
Thursday: Partly cloudy early, then mostly sunny and cooler.
High: 36 Wind: N 10-15
It was good to see some warmer air push into the region Wednesday. Now a cold front is sliding south through the region. It should pass through mainly dry, but isolated flurries may for Wednesday night, especially in far northern Wisconsin. In any case we can expect somewhat cooler conditions Thursday. This will be a short-lived cooling trend though with even warmer air poised to move in for the weekend. It should be partly cloudy tonight and mostly sunny Thursday. Lows will be around 20 with highs in the mid 30s Thursday. Northwest winds around 10 mph will become north.
High pressure will bring us plenty of sunshine Friday through Sunday. It should also deflect moisture from a low pressure system just south of Wisconsin later Friday into Saturday. Thus, places like southwest Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois could be dealing with a bit of rain and snow, but we should stay nice and dry. Lows will be in the low 10s Friday and upper 10s to near 20 Saturday morning. The highs should rebound to near 40 Friday and into the mid 40s Saturday. The winds won’t be too strong either, so it should be pleasant to be outdoors. It is looking partly cloudy Sunday with highs once again in the mid or even upper 40s.
Another storm system will pass well south of Wisconsin Monday into early Tuesday. There is a slight chance it could push a minor amount of rain or snow into the southern half of Wisconsin, but it is still very iffy. Otherwise it will be a touch cooler early next week with highs in the upper 30s to near 40. Sunshine should gradually increase again Tuesday into Wednesday of next week.
Have a nice evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:50 p.m., 14-March 2018