Wood Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 10:59 AM CDT on October 30, 2014

...A brief preview of wintry weather expected starting tonight...

An intense upper level disturbance will move southeast across the area tonight. Much colder air will surge into the area as the disturbance passes off to the southeast early Friday morning. The sharply colder temperatures combined with strong north winds will make Friday a preview of the upcoming winter months.

Rain showers accompanying the disturbance will change to snow with the arrival of the colder air. Several inches of accumulation is possible in the Lake Superior snowbelt of far north central Wisconsin. Up to an inch of accumulation is possible across the rest of north central and far northeast Wisconsin...with little or no accumulation expected over the rest of the area. Travel across far northern Wisconsin could become hazardous tonight and Friday.

Windy weather is expected Friday...with the strongest winds occurring during the morning. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are expected across most of the area...with 40 to 50 mph gusts near the lake and Bay. Winds this strong can make driving high profile vehicles difficult and can blow around unsecured outdoor objects. If possible...move items such as lawn furniture and garbage cans into a garage or sheltered location before the strong winds begin. Most people will also find that a winter coat and hat...and possibly gloves or mittens...will be needed when venturing outdoors Friday morning.

Winds are expected to begin to slowly diminish starting Friday afternoon. But it will still be quite windy and very chilly for trick- or-treaters late Friday afternoon.

Winds will continue to diminish Friday night. Although temperatures Saturday will still be well below normal...a significant moderation in temperatures will begin Sunday.