UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) Furnaces were running and plants were covered in much of Wisconsin overnight, as the state continues to trudge through the winter that never seems to end.
It was down to 21 degrees at four o’clock at in Rhinelander, Land O’Lakes, and Tomahawk. It was expected to get even colder before daybreak, with frost advisories and freeze warnings posted for much of central and northern Wisconsin until 7am.
In the far north the National Weather Service didn’t bother posting freeze warnings, because there has not been much of a growing season north of Highway Eight anyway. Clear skies and light winds allowed the unseasonable cold to move in from the northwest.
A high pressure system is moving east today. Forecasters say it will bring in warmer temperatures and southwest breezes. Highs are expected to reach the 60’s in southern Wisconsin today. Parts of the state could see the 80’s tomorrow, before highs cool off a bit to the 70’s for the rest of the week. The Weather Service says there’s a chance of rain tonight and tomorrow, and again on Thursday.