Light Wintry Mix Possible Saturday Evening
Temperatures Slightly Above Normal Saturday
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -Make some plans to get outside this weekend and enjoy all those winter activities we are fortunate to have here in Wisconsin. Friday morning brought the coldest air of the season and the first subzero temperatures of the year. Despite sunshine throughout the day, temperatures didn’t rebound all that much with most places struggling to reach the double digits. There is good news for those hoping for warmer temperatures as a bit of pattern change moves in over the next couple of days. While warmer, it will still remain below freezing which means snow and ice conditions will remain in good condition.
A warm front passes through early Saturday and puts us in the warm sector. This will surge temperatures to around 30 degrees by the afternoon and evening. It does come with a catch as gusty southerly winds will pick up, possibly as high as 30 mph. With warmer air overriding cold air at the surface, expect quite a bit of cloud cover. In terms of precipitation, chances of a wintry mix are creeping northward. We have introduced the chance of some fog, freezing drizzle, and flurries heading into the evening hours, especially Madison and points south and east.
Impacts should be limited locally, but something to watch heading into Saturday night. Much greater travel impacts are likely through eastern Iowa and northern Illinois where a Winter Weather Advisory is in place. Wintry mix chances will transition to flurries and snow showers Saturday night into Sunday morning as a cold front moves through the area.
This will bring the return of sunshine by the afternoon hours Sunday, but also falling temperatures. Early highs into the teens will fall into the single digits by the evening hours. Subzero temperatures will return by Sunday night and Monday as even colder air settles it Monday and Monday night.
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