Statement as of 9:46 PM CST on December 04, 2013
... Much colder weather invading the area...
The center of the low pressure system that brought several days of
wintry weather to the region was pulling away from the area.
Winds were turning to the west and beginning to increase. Winds of
15 to 25 mph... with gusts to 35 mph are expected to develop
tonight and then continue Thursday.
The winds will be ushering much colder air into the area.
Temperatures across central and north-central Wisconsin were
already starting to fall. Readings across north-central Wisconsin
will likely drop into the middle teens by daybreak. Readings in
central Wisconsin will likely fall below freezing around
midnight... then into the teens by daybreak. In the
east... temperatures are expected to fall below freezing between
200 am and 500 am.
The rapidly falling temperatures will likely cause any lingering
water or slush on untreated roadways to freeze... and that could
lead to very hazardous travel conditions. Commuters should be
alert for the possibility of icy patches on the roads tomorrow
Once temperatures fall below freezing... they are likely to remain there
for at least the next 7 days. Sub-zero wind chill indices are expected
across the entire area by Friday morning.