September 17, 2014

A freezin’ Friday

It’s not the coldest morning of the winter in Wisconsin — but it’s close. Hayward and Superior were the cold spots at 7:00 at 18 below zero. Hayward got down to the minus 20s a couple weeks ago. None of Wisconsin’s official reporting stations were above zero. Milwaukee, West Bend, and Manitowoc were right at zero. Ashland had the state’s coldest wind chill at minus 35 — and it was cold enough in nearby Hurley to close school for today.

Wind chills were generally in the minus 20s and 30s in the northern two-thirds of the Badger State, and the minus teens and 20s in the south. The National Weather Service has wind-chill advisories in effect until noon for most of Wisconsin. Today’s highs are expected to be zero to four above. Tonight’s lows could get down to 20 below in the north, and five above in the south. A warming trend begins tomorrow, with highs in the teens tomorrow and Sunday, and the 20s on Monday and Tuesday. But light snow is likely tomorrow and possible on Sunday night through Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Weather Service still has flood warnings out for the Sheboygan River, which is a half-foot above its flood stage in Sheboygan. The Fox River in Kenosha County dropped below its flood stage overnight at New Munster. But a flood warning continues. In both cases, only minor flooding is forecast.