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Pretty typical October weather ahead

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Eau Claire River Dells in fall

Scattered showers in the region will gradually come to an end tonight as a front pushes by. There could be some partial clearing by morning with lows mostly in the upper 40s, with some low 50s east. Winds will be from the southeast at 10-15 mph becoming SW later.

Tomorrow should be a nicer day for spending time outside. We will be in the dry slot of a large low pressure system tracking through southern Canada. We expect a decent amount of sunshine and dry conditions. Temperatures should still run a touch above normal, topping out in the low 60s to perhaps mid 60s east.. Maybe you can venture off to the park, take a bike ride, rake some leaves, or work in your flower garden! It will be somewhat breezy with west to southwest winds of 10-18 mph.

Another weak disturbance could swing through Wisconsin Friday bringing at least a small chance of a few light showers or sprinkles. It does look cloudier at least with highs holding in the mid to upper 50s.

The weekend is shaping up dry with quite a bit of sunshine. It will be cool Saturday with lows in the mid 30s and highs in the mid 50s. There will be a steady northwest to west wind blowing around 15 mph. Sunday should be mostly sunny with frost possible in the morning in spots. Otherwise the temperature should rebound to the low 60s in the afternoon.

Southwest winds will return for Monday. That couple with sunshine could push the highs to the mid to upper 60s! A fairly dry cold front will slide into Wisconsin Tuesday causing a small chance of light showers. Highs should be around 60.

There is a potential for chilly conditions for the second half of next week as the air flows in from central Canada. We are calling for highs in the mid 50s next Wednesday, and possibly just upper 40s by Friday the 22nd. A few light showers are possible next Wednesday and Thursday as well.

Have a great evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:30 p.m., 13-October 2021

*On this date in weather history:

1846 - A great hurricane tracked across Cuba, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and Pennsylvania. The hurricane inflicted major damage along its entire path, which was similar to the path of Hurricane Hazel 108 years later. The hurricane caused great damage at Key West FL, and at Philadelphia PA it was the most destructive storm in thirty years. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

1988 - A total of forty-three cities in the eastern U.S. and the Upper Midwest reported record low temperatures for the date, including Elkins WV and Marquette MI where the mercury dipped to 18 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

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