This morning was one of the coldest we've seen across the area in a long time. Certainly the coldest morning this year, and for most areas, the coldest in two years. Temperatures for all but a few locations dropped to the teens and 20s below zero for several hours. Winds across the state were relatively light over night, which is both good and bad. Light winds allow temperatures to drop, but also keeps wind chills from getting even colder. Wind chill values were -15 to -25 for most areas, with a few locations approaching -30.
A display of reported low temperature readings this morning:
After the cold day today...temperatures will moderate for Friday, though still remain below normal. Above normal temperatures are still on track for Saturday right into the middle of next week with readings well into the 30s. A 40 cannot be ruled out towards the middle of next week, however that may be tough as the snowpack surrounding Wisconsin stretches as far south as Kentucky and southern Missouri and west to Kansas and Nebraska. That snowpack will help to cool any really warm air that tries to reach us. But, we'll still take any readings above 30 after the deep freeze we're suffering through this week.