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Changeable temperatures ahead, still no major storms

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Breezy and warmer weather has moved in and will stick around holiday travel on Wednesday. We should have some high clouds Tuesday night with lows holding in the lower to middle part of the 30s, well above normal. Winds will be from the south at 10-18 mph.

Wednesday is looking pretty nice for Wisconsin and really for the Midwest as a whole. It will be unseasonably warm around here with highs ranging from the mid 40s to low 50s. It should be on the cloudier side with south to southwest winds of 10-18 mph. A cold front will push through Wednesday evening. It may produce some patchy very light rain mainly over far east to far south Wisconsin. In addition, as colder air surges in on north winds, some snow showers could develop Wednesday night, especially in northern Wisconsin. There might be an inch or two of snow through Thanksgiving morning in the Lake Superior Snowbelt.

Otherwise, some flurries are not out of the question early Thanksgiving morning down into central Wisconsin with a slight dusting possible in some spots. Temperatures will hover in the 20s throughout Thursday in northern Wisconsin, perhaps reaching the low 30s in the southern part of the News 9 area. North to northwest winds of 15-30 mph will knock the wind chills down to the 0s and 10s Thursday, so be bundle up well when venturing out.

Friday through the weekend should not produce any major storms in our region. It should be partly to mostly cloudy. A weak disturbance crossing Wisconsin Saturday afternoon and evening could deliver some spotty light snow showers. Another similar system may arrive Sunday night with patchy light snow. Temperatures will be cold Friday with highs topping out in the upper 20s to near 30. Then it should moderate with highs in the mid 30s Saturday and mid to upper 30s Sunday. Lows will increase from the low 10s Friday to the mid 10s Saturday, and low 20s Sunday.

It is shaping up warmer by Monday with highs soaring into the 40s! We can't rule out some isolated light rain and snow showers Monday. The next cold front is projected to push through on the final morning of November. While it may not produce precipitation for most of the area, it could keep our highs in the low 30s with gusty winds as well. There could be some lake effect snow showers in far northern Wisconsin.

Have a nice evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:35 p.m., 23-November 2021

*On this date in weather history:

1943 - Northern New Hampshire was in the grips of a record snowstorm which left a total of 55 inches at Berlin, and 56 inches at Randolph. The 56 inch total at Randolph established a 24 hour snowfall record for the state. In Maine, Middle Dam received a record 35 inches of snow in 24 hours. (David Ludlum)

2004 - An outbreak of severe thunderstorms produced reports of 54 tornadoes across portions of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama. In Texas's Hardin County, one person was killed with three injured when a tornado struck during the afternoon (Associated Press).

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