Prepared by Great Lakes Weather Service
Meteorologist:    TS
Date: Sun. 4-23-17 Time: 5:30 p.m.
Region 1 - West Central Wisconsin
(Monroe, Jackson, Clark, Eau Claire Counties)
Observed low temperatures last night:
**black locations are mostly non-cranberry sites, measuring temperature 6 feet above ground.
**red locations are from cranberry beds, measuring temperature at vine level.
Sparta 32 Camp Douglas/Volk Field 37 Augusta 44
Fort McCoy 29 Black River Falls Airport 33 Neillsville 39
Tomah 34 Eau Claire 42 Mather 38
 
Discussion:
Dry weather will prevail Sunday night with scattered clouds, thicker north.   As such many marshes could have temperatures fall to freezing or below.  A warm front will lift back north Monday across the state ushering in warmer air again with southerly winds.  Some rain showers could spread into northwest Wisconsin Monday late afternoon into Tuesday morning.  Then a widespread soaking rain should hit the entire area Tuesday night and Wednesday.  It could even mix with some snow Wednesday night as much colder air moves in.  HIghs will likely stay in the 40s.  Frost will be likely Thursday night and Friday night.  After that another large and wet storm should move in for next weekend from the south with drenching rain possible.  Forecast confidence is relatively high into the early part of the week.
Forecast:     **The  forecast low temperature is for vine level**    
Sunday night to Monday
  6 - 9 pm 9 pm - Midnight Midnight - 3 am 3 - 6 am 6 - 9 am 9 am - Noon Noon - 3 pm 3 - 6 pm
Sky  Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Partly cloudy
Temp 64 - 43 43 - 35 36 - 30 chance of light frost 34 - 29 chance of light frost 29 - 47 47 - 63 64 - 68 65- 70
Dew Point 31 - 38 32 - 37 29 - 36 29 - 34 29 - 34 30 - 36 33 - 40 34 - 41
Wind Variable        1 - 5 E 1 - 5 ESE 2 - 6 SE 3 - 7 SE to S      5 - 15 S 10-18 S 12-24 S 12 - 24
Rain Chance  0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% 20%
Rain Amount  0" 0" 0" 0" 0" 0" 0" 0 - .02"
Monday night to Tuesday
  6 pm - Midnight Midnight - 6 am 6 am - Noon  Noon - 6 pm
Sky  Increasing clouds Mostly cloudy Mostly cloudy Mostly cloudy
Temp 65 - 47 48 - 42 42 - 64 59 - 65
Dew Point 40 - 45 41 - 46 42 - 47 44 - 49
Wind SE 5 - 10 SE 5-10 S 5-15 Variable 5-12
Rain Chance  30% 20% 20% 60%
Rain Amount  0 - .03" 0 - .01" 0-  05" .05 - .15"
Extended Outlook:                
Tuesday night to Wednesday Cloudy with rain likely at times.  It could mix with snow by late Wednesday.
Low: 36 - 40 High: 44 - 48
             
Wednesday night to Thursday  70% chance of light rain and snow Wednesday night, ending early Thursday morning.  Turning partly sunny Thursday but cool.
Low: 28 - 32 High: 49 - 53
          Chance of frost Wednesday night  
Thursday night to Friday Partly cloudy and cool.
Low: 24 - 28 High: 53 - 56
          Frost or freeze likely Thursday night  
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