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First Alert Weather: Jacket & sweater weather this weekend

Chilly mornings with some frost, followed by seasonably cool afternoons with times of sun & clouds.
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 6:44 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 23, 2021 at 6:10 AM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Friday was also the first time since early September that temperatures in Wausau were below average. That worked out to 48 days in a row before the next cooler than average day.

After 48 days in a row with at or above average temps, Friday was cooler than average in Wausau.
After 48 days in a row with at or above average temps, Friday was cooler than average in Wausau.(WSAW)

The weekend is expected to stay dry across most of the area. Sunshine will be more common on Saturday with afternoon readings peaking in the low 50s. Clouds will be on the increase Sunday as the next in a series of storm systems rolls across the Midwest. There is a chance of rain showers in the far southern parts of the area, particularly Juneau and Adams Counties, from late Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, into early Monday morning. Highs on Sunday around 50.

Showers will likely stay to our south Sunday night into Monday morning.
Showers will likely stay to our south Sunday night into Monday morning.(WSAW)

Monday and Tuesday are partly cloudy with seasonable temperatures. Morning readings start in the 30s, rising into the low 50s on Monday, while in the upper 50s Tuesday.

Periods of rain and breezy on Thursday.
Periods of rain and breezy on Thursday.(WSAW)
Times of rain and breezy Thursday.
Times of rain and breezy Thursday.(WSAW)
Rainfall during the next week could range from 1-2" locally.
Rainfall during the next week could range from 1-2" locally.(WSAW)

The next rainmaker is forecast to head in our direction for mid to late week. This will be the second in a series of storms that will be impacting the west coast, then traversing eastward through the Midwest. Showers are expected to move into the area Wednesday afternoon or evening. Periods of rain continue Wednesday night, Thursday, and Thursday night. Light to pockets of moderate rain is expected during this time frame, with breezy conditions on Thursday. The wet weather is expected to taper off by Friday morning, however, clouds will likely stick around, along with brisk northwest winds. Highs for the second half of the week will be in the low 50s.

Highs temps through the next few days will be close to average.
Highs temps through the next few days will be close to average.(WSAW)

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