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First Alert Weather: Screaming winds with snow showers up north

Turing colder for the second half of the weekend. Flakes will be flying north of Highway 8 overnight into Sunday AM
Gusts up to 40 mph possible.
Gusts up to 40 mph possible.(WSAW)
Published: Oct. 31, 2020 at 4:30 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2020 at 7:02 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Happy Halloween! October in Wausau and Rhinelander will go down as one of the coldest and snowiest. A cold front will be rolling through the area tonight, switching winds to the west and northwest, while ushering colder air for the remainder of the weekend. Snow showers will develop in parts of the Northwoods tonight, with lake effect snow in NW Vilas County. Lows by morning in the mid to upper 20s. Also, don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour and check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detector before heading off to sleep tonight.

3rd coldest in Wausau and Rhinelander. 7th snowiest in Wausau, while the snowiest in Rhinelander.
3rd coldest in Wausau and Rhinelander. 7th snowiest in Wausau, while the snowiest in Rhinelander.(WSAW)
During back the clocks an hour tonight.
During back the clocks an hour tonight.(WSAW)

The lake effect snow will wind down in the far north on Sunday by early afternoon, while a chance of snow showers in the rest of the north through late morning. Windy with clouds giving way to some sunshine during the afternoon. Temperatures will be steady in the low to mid 30s. Wind gusts on Sunday to reach 40 mph.

Windy and colder Sunday. Snow showers north, clouds to some sun by the afternoon.
Windy and colder Sunday. Snow showers north, clouds to some sun by the afternoon.(WSAW)

A warming trend gets underway on Monday with a fair amount of sunshine and highs in the upper 40s. Election Day on Tuesday features more sun than clouds, it will be breezy, but warmer. Highs rising into the mid to upper 50s. Even warmer for Wednesday and Thursday with a mix of sun and clouds. Afternoon temperatures reach the mid 60s. Continued dry for Friday with some sun. Highs in the low 60s.

Dry and milder on Tuesday.
Dry and milder on Tuesday.(WSAW)
Warmer for the second half of this week.
Warmer for the second half of this week.(WSAW)

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