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Tracking the next round of rain for Wednesday

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                The clouds may break up a bit tonight as drier air works in.  If that occurs, some fog may develop as temperatures quickly drop.  So be alert traveling tonight just in case some pockets of thick fog would form.  Otherwise, temperatures could drop into the low 40s to low 50s in the area.  Light northwest winds will become variable.

                A strong low pressure system will shoot up through the Dakotas Wednesday toward Canada.  This will push a front into Wisconsin by midday.  As such we expect some occasional showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.  There is  a tiny chance that a few could contain strong winds and hail so please monitor News 9 and  Temperatures should top out in the mid 60s Wednesday with southeast winds increasing to 10-20 mph.  Any showers will end Wednesday night with lows around 50.

                Thursday looks pretty nice with a decent amount of sunshine and dry conditions.  Lows will be around 50 with highs in the mid 60s.  Maybe you can get some yard work done or head out for your favorite recreation!  It will be somewhat breezy with southwest winds of 10-20 mph.

                Another disturbance could swing through Wisconsin Friday bringing at least a chance of light showers.  It is a low confidence scenario yet as far as timing and placement of this system, so stay tuned for updates.  Otherwise, cooler air will start working in.  Highs may stay in the upper 50s.

                The weekend looks dry, partly cloudy, breezy, and cool.  The high temperatures should be in the mid to upper 50s with lows in the 30s.  There is potential for frost at night, depending on how much cloud cover and wind lingers.

                Some frost is possible again Monday morning, but sunshine coupled with gusty southwest winds could boost highs to the lower 60s.   A cold front will march through next Monday night and Tuesday bringing at least a small chance of spotty light rain.  It will be breezy and noticeably cooler next Tuesday with highs just in the lower 50s.

Have a nice rest of your Tuesday!  Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 12:45 p.m., 12-October 2021

*On this date in weather history:

1836 - A third early season storm produced heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. Bridgewater NY received 18 inches, a foot of snow fell at Madison NY, and for the third time all the mountains of the northeastern U.S. were whitened. (David Ludlum)

1918 - Forest fires ravaged parts of Minnesota from the Duluth area northeastward, claiming the lives of 600 persons. Smoke with a smell of burnt wood spread to Albany NY and Washington D.C. in 24 hours. Smoke was noted at Charleston SC on the 14th, and by the 15th was reported in northeastern Texas. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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