Eau Claire has been spared from arctic air for a lot of the winter to date, with the coldest temperature this winter approaching the morning of December 29 of -2. That was Eau Claire’s solely unfavorable low this winter, although lows hit zero twice: on mornings of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Friday morning’s low of 1 diploma was the fourth coldest of the winter.
While Eau Claire did not drop under zero, areas north and west did. Lows as chilly as -6 have been recorded to the northwest of Eau Claire. Areas to the south have been above zero, however solely a pair levels hotter than Eau Claire.
The coldest wind chills got here across the 7am hour, when Eau Claire’s coldest wind chill of the winter of -13 was recorded. At that point, Cumberland had a wind chill of -20.
Eau Claire’s excessive of 14 was additionally the second coldest excessive temperature this winter; The coldest excessive of the winter was 11 levels on Christmas Eve. Temperatures Friday night have an opportunity to drop under zero for simply the second time this winter, however with gentle winds anticipate it to really feel comparable and even barely hotter than this morning was.
Saturday begins sunny, however clouds transfer in as temps climb to the low 20s forward of a winter low stress system.
Snow arrives between mid afternoon close to the Mississippi River and late afternoon/early night alongside the freeway 53 hall. Most of the average snow will fall Saturday night, with just a few lingering flurries doable Sunday morning earlier than clouds start to clear to partially cloudy by late afternoon.
Snow totals might be a widespread 2 to five inches, however barely larger totals are possible south of freeway 10 and west of freeway 53 within the Mississippi River Valley. The Chippewa Valley and from freeway 10 as much as simply north of freeway 64 ought to get between three and 6 inches of sunshine and fluffy snow, with areas nearer to freeway eight solely getting between 1 and four inches.
Areas with a minimum of three inches forecast are beneath a Winter Weather Advisory till early Sunday morning. There will not be a lot wind, although any gentle breeze might nonetheless transfer across the very gentle and powdery snow.
Snow ought to even be east of Green Bay by the beginning of the Packer Game, although some flurries stay doable throughout Green Bay’s NFC Championship Game towards Tampa Bay at Lambeau Field.
Quieter climate returns Sunday afternoon by means of most of subsequent week, with the one likelihood for snow arriving Wednesday, although even that has began to pattern a bit south. Temperatures do look hotter by the top of subsequent week.