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Right Now
-1°
Fair
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Cloud Coverage:30%
  • Wind: 0 mph
  • UV Index: 1 Low
  • Sunrise: 07:29:13 AM
  • Sunset: 04:51:26 PM

It was great to see so much sunshine in the area Thursday! We'll see more sunshine to wrap up the week on Friday, but changes will be on the way.

Today: Mostly sunny, with more clouds by evening. Increasing wind as the day wears on.

High: 14 Wind: South 10-20

Tonight: Cloudy with some snow moving in by midnight or so. A good inch expected, maybe 2” in some spots.

Low: 8

Saturday: Any snow showers ending by sunrise. Mostly cloudy and a bit breezy. 30% chance of light snow late, mainly south of Wausau.

High: 17 Wind: NW 10-20

Sunday: Becoming partly sunny, a bit cooler.

High: 13

Sunshine will dominate early on Friday, and after a bitterly cold start, we should warm up into the teens by the afternoon as our winds pick up out of the southwest. Highs will top out in the low to mid teens, with winds out of the southwest at 10-20 miles per hour in the afternoon and evening.

A cold front will push through late Friday night causing a period of light snow, starting by midnight and tapering off to flurries around daybreak Saturday. An inch or two of snow will be possible overnight, with the higher amounts likely north and west of Wausau. Lows will drop into the single digits, but remain above zero.

Any snow should move out by sunrise on Saturday, leaving us with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will climb into the mid to upper teens, but a stiff northwest breeze will drop wind chills closer to zero at times. Another system will push towards us Saturday night, giving us a chance for a few light snow showers, mainly south of Wausau. A dusting to a half inch will be possible south of Highway 29, with a couple of inches possible over southern Wisconsin.

Sunday looks to be a quieter but cooler day, with partly sunny skies and highs in the low teens. Yet another storm system will head our way by Monday morning, bringing another chance for accumulating snow to the area. While we're still a few days out, a few inches of snow look to be more and more likely during the day on Monday.

Once that storm moves out, another shot of cold Canadian air moves back in. We'll clear out on Tuesday, with highs in the single digits and lows Tuesday night well below zero. Wednesday will be another day in the single digits and mostly sunny skies. Another shot at some light snow is possible on Thursday, with highs in the upper teens and low 20s.

Have a great Friday! Meteorologist Brad Miller, 3:35 a.m., 21-January 2022

*On this date in weather history:

1982 - The second of two major snowstorms to hit southern Minnesota came to an end. Minneapolis received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours to break the previous record of 17 inches in 24 hours established just a few days earlier. A record 38 inches of snow covered the ground following the two storms, with drifts ten feet high. (David Ludlum)

1985 - Three days of snow squalls at Buffalo NY finally came to an end. The squalls, induced by relatively warm water in Lake Erie, produced 34 inches of snow at the International Airport, with up to 47 inches reported in the suburbs of Buffalo. The New York "blizzard of '85" left many counties disaster areas. (19th-21st) (Weather Channel) (Storm Data) President Reagan was sworn in for a second term in the coldest Inauguration Ceremony of record. Cold and wind resulted in wind chill readings as much as 30 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

Upcoming Weather

Wausau, WI

Time
Temp
Precip
11 AM
1%
11 AM

Wind: S @ 3mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 61%

Wind Chill: -3°

Heat Index:

UV Index: 1 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

12 PM
1%
12 PM

Wind: S @ 5mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 53%

Wind Chill: -2°

Heat Index:

UV Index: 1 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

1 PM
10°
1%
1 PM
10°

Wind: S @ 7mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 51%

Wind Chill: -1°

Heat Index: 10°

UV Index: 1 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

2 PM
13°
1%
2 PM
13°

Wind: S @ 13mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 46%

Wind Chill: -2°

Heat Index: 13°

UV Index: 1 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

3 PM
13°
1%
3 PM
13°

Wind: S @ 13mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 44%

Wind Chill: -1°

Heat Index: 13°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

4 PM
13°
1%
4 PM
13°

Wind: S @ 12mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 46%

Wind Chill: -1°

Heat Index: 13°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

5 PM
12°
2%
5 PM
12°

Wind: S @ 12mph

Precip: 2% Chance

Humidity: 47%

Wind Chill: -2°

Heat Index: 12°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

6 PM
12°
3%
6 PM
12°

Wind: S @ 12mph

Precip: 3% Chance

Humidity: 47%

Wind Chill: -3°

Heat Index: 12°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

7 PM
12°
3%
7 PM
12°

Wind: SSW @ 13mph

Precip: 3% Chance

Humidity: 49%

Wind Chill: -3°

Heat Index: 12°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

8 PM
12°
2%
8 PM
12°

Wind: SSW @ 15mph

Precip: 2% Chance

Humidity: 50%

Wind Chill: -4°

Heat Index: 12°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

9 PM
11°
21%
9 PM
11°

Wind: SSW @ 15mph

Precip: 21% Chance

Humidity: 52%

Wind Chill: -5°

Heat Index: 11°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 7 mi

10 PM
11°
54%
10 PM
11°

Wind: SSW @ 15mph

Precip: 54% Chance

Humidity: 54%

Wind Chill: -5°

Heat Index: 11°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 2 mi

Forecast

Wausau, WI

Day
Temp
Fri
10°
15°
Fri
15°/10°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid teens and lows in the low teens.

Chance of Rain: 3%

Sunrise: 07:29:13 AM

Sunset: 04:51:26 PM

Humidity: 48%

Wind: S @ 13mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Friday Night

Variably cloudy with snow showers. Low around 10F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. About one inch of snow expected.

Sat
-7°
17°
Sat
17°/-7°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper teens and lows -9 to -5F.

Chance of Rain: 15%

Sunrise: 07:28:24 AM

Sunset: 04:52:48 PM

Humidity: 61%

Wind: WNW @ 16mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Saturday Night

Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low -7F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Sun
11°
Sun
11°/5°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the low teens and lows in the mid single digits.

Chance of Rain: 9%

Sunrise: 07:27:33 AM

Sunset: 04:54:11 PM

Humidity: 59%

Wind: W @ 8mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Sunday Night

Variable clouds with snow showers. Low around 5F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 60%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

Mon
-6°
19°
Mon
19°/-6°
Morning snow showers. Highs in the upper teens and lows -8 to -4F.

Chance of Rain: 47%

Sunrise: 07:26:40 AM

Sunset: 04:55:35 PM

Humidity: 66%

Wind: NNW @ 12mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Monday Night

Clear skies. Low -6F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tue
-14°
Tue
/-14°
Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper single digits and lows -16 to -12F.

Chance of Rain: 6%

Sunrise: 07:25:45 AM

Sunset: 04:56:59 PM

Humidity: 60%

Wind: NW @ 9mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Tuesday Night

Clear skies. Low -14F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Wed
10°
Wed
10°/0°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the low teens and lows -2 to 2F.

Chance of Rain: 6%

Sunrise: 07:24:47 AM

Sunset: 04:58:24 PM

Humidity: 59%

Wind: WSW @ 8mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy in the evening with more clouds for later at night. Low around 0F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Thu
11°
27°
Thu
27°/11°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the low teens.

Chance of Rain: 15%

Sunrise: 07:23:48 AM

Sunset: 04:59:49 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: WSW @ 11mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Thursday Night

Considerable cloudiness. Low 11F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Wausau, WI

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