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Today: Breezy and cool with snow diminishing by late morning. Becoming partly cloudy late.

High: 34 Wind: NE 10-20 gusting to 25

Friday: Sunny to partly cloudy and cool.

High: 39 Wind: South~10

The big storm is winding down and it looks like a quieter weather pattern ahead. Temps should warm up enough for all the snow to be melted by early next week.

The snowfall in most areas end up as expected (10 inches or so in most of central Wisconsin) and it will be dying down later this morning. A bit of snow could hang on in the far southeast (Waupaca, Wautoma, Wisconsin Dells) into the early afternoon but most locations should see gradually decreasing clouds later today. In the areas where the sun comes out the soonest in the northwest (Park Falls, Minocqua, Mercer) and where there was no snow, high temps could get close to 40 degrees. Around the central part of the area, highs will be in the 30s. A breezy northeast wind will add a bit of chill to the air as well.

Skies will clear out tonight and it will be a much brighter day on Friday. Once again, Northwoods locations will be warmer, reaching the mid 40s. Where the deep snow remains on the ground, highs will only be in the upper 30s on Friday.

A weak storm system moving through the area Friday night into Saturday will bring more clouds and a 70% chance of light rain and snow. Later Saturday there might be a small accumulation of snow in spots, but it should cause much trouble. Even with more clouds, highs should reach the low 40s on Saturday.

High pressure will start to move in on Sunday and break up the clouds a bit. Even more sunshine should be in the area on Monday and Tuesday. Along with the sun, high temps will be warming up. The mercury should top out in the low 40s on Sunday, reach the mid 40s on Monday and the low 50s on Tuesday. I suspect most of the snow on the ground should be melted by the end of Monday.

Have a fine Thursday, Meteorologist Justin Loew, 4:30 A.M. 24-March-2016

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