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Breezy & warmer heading into midweek

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Winter sunrise with cirrus

It was great to have so much sunshine on our Monday and it should stay dry Monday night with just some high clouds developing later. Be sure to bundle up as the lows will dip to the -0s in many spots. Light winds are expected.

Clouds and wind will increase Tuesday thanks to a low pressure system passing through southern Canada. There is a small chance of light snow showers Tuesday afternoon in northern Wisconsin from that system. Highs in the late afternoon should reach the mid to upper 20s with southeast winds increasing to 12-22 mph. It will stay cloudy Tuesday night with warmer air continuing to flow in from the south. Lows could be in the mid 20s in the evening, then temperatures are forecast to rise to the low 30s overnight.

A cold front will slowly slide through Wednesday causing a chance of light rain by midday, mainly well south and east of Wausau. As it cools off it could turn to a little wintry mix or light snow before ending later in the afternoon. Highs could range from near 30 in the northwest part of the News 9 viewing area to around 40 southeast.

Much cooler air will push in for Thursday with lows near 8 and highs around 16 degrees. We could also have gusty north winds thanks to a potent low pressure system passing well south of Wisconsin. It appears the snow band from that may just make it as far north as southeast Wisconsin Thursday.

Friday should bring increasing clouds and gusty winds again as the next small low pressure system tracks north of the Badger State. It could deliver some light snow to mainly the northern half of Wisconsin Friday afternoon and evening. A small accumulation is possible. Highs will be around 21 degrees.

Saturday looks partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 20s. Sunday could bring variably cloudy skies and breezy conditions by afternoon. Warmer air is projected to surge in as well with highs in the low to mid 30s. Highs could hold up in the low to mid 30s next Monday. However, there is at least a chance of light snow by next Monday night, possibly a wintry mix south.

Have a good evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:25 p.m., 14-February 2022

*On this date in weather history:

1990 - Valentine's Day was a snowy one for many parts of the western and central U.S. Five to ten inches of snow fell across Iowa, and 6 to 12 inches of snow blanketed northern Illinois, and strong northeasterly winds accompanied the heavy snow. Air traffic came to a halt during the evening at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, where 9.7 inches of snow was reported. More than 250 traffic accidents were reported around Des Moines IA during the evening rush hour. An icestorm glazed east central sections of Illinois, causing twelve million dollars damage in Champaign County alone. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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