Arctic Blast Tomorrow
Forecast Updated at 3:45 PM Tuesday
While we were about 15 to 20 degrees cooler today compared to yesterday, it was still pretty nice this afternoon! A large storm system will gather strength tonight across Iowa and Illinois bringing the chance for snow from Chicago eastward towards Detroit and New England. While we will miss out on this winter storm, northerly winds may bring lake effect snow showers to portions of the Northwoods tonight.
Arctic air invades for tomorrow sending our temperatures plummeting back into the teens for highs by the afternoon! The good news is that this should be a short lived cold snap as high temps return to the 30s by Thursday and Friday. We could see a few flurries or light snow showers for Thursday morning and again Friday and Saturday, but don't expect much for snow accumulations. Temps cool back into the 20s for highs this weekend, which means all the puddles that have formed over the past 48 hours will turn back into ice!
Ready the gloves and winter hats!
Chief Meteorologist Matt Benz
Last 2 Days: None
Last 3 Days: None
Tuesday Night: Colder with lake effect flurries.
Temps: 2° to 6°
Winds: N 5-10 mph
Wind Chills: -10° to 0°
Wednesday: Chilly day with more sunshine by the afternoon!
Temps: 15° to 19°
Winds: N 5-15 mph
Wind Chills: 0° to 10°
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Matt joined WJFW back in February of 2008 as Weekend Meteorologist, was promoted to Morning Meteorologist in May of 2008 and has been Chief Meteorologist since September of 2010.
Matt graduated in May of 2007 from the University of North Dakota with B.S. degrees in Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Geography. During his years in North Dakota, Matt was involved with several campus weather and news shows including Prairie Weather Update, River Watch, UND Weather Update and Studio One in which he worked as a forecaster, producer, anchor and feature reporter.
Matt grew up in Eden Prairie, a suburb of Twin Cities in Minnesota, but is a cheesehead at heart and has the Packer Jerseys to prove it! He's considered the Northwoods his second home since childhood as his family’s roots are from all across the Northwoods and Central Wisconsin. In fact his grandparents are Weather Watchers for the evening shows on Newswatch 12!
Believe it or not, Matt equates his move to the Northwoods as a move to the tropics as the winters in North Dakota can be cold, long, but exciting! While living in Grand Forks, Matt honed his forecasting skills with a wide range of weather including frequent blizzards, record setting cold of -43°F (-70° with the wind chill) and snirt (combination of snow & dirt)!
Matt enjoys fishing and hunting during the summer & fall and skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing when the snow begins to fall. He looks forward to living in the Northwoods and exploring what Northern Wisconsin has to offer!
Melissa Constanzer joined the WJFW team as the weekend meteorologist in October of 2012. This is Melissa’s first time in the Great Lakes region.
Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Melissa always was fascinated by the weather that surrounded her. As she got older, she noticed how weather impacts everyone’s life each day and decided to attend The Pennsylvania State University for Meteorology.
During her time at Penn State, Melissa absorbed as much as she could about the weather. She took extra classes such as advanced weather forecasting and a graduate level tropical meteorology class which added to her meteorology degree.
In addition to course work, Melissa was also involved in several clubs while at Penn State. She did frequent video productions for the Campus Weather Service and was also invited to be a student, on-camera forecaster for Weather World which airs each weeknight across Pennsylvania. Melissa was the Community Outreach Chair for Penn State’s AMS chapter. She loved being able to organize community events such as elementary school visits during which she got to teach kids about the weather.
Melissa also spent a summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey where she interned under the chief meteorologist at WMGM NBC-40. The following summer, she worked as the weekend evening meteorologist at WBRE, NBC’s Wilkes-Barre affiliate.
When she is not studying the weather, Melissa enjoys spending time outside. Her favorite pastimes include running, downhill skiing, and swimming, in addition to spending time with family and friends.
Matt Brooks joined WJFW in January 2014 as the Weekend Meteorologist and couldn't be happier to start his career in the Northwoods.
Matt is no stranger to the snow having been born and raised in Northern Lower Michigan in the city of Cheboygan. His interest in weather began by forecasting snowfall amounts as a 6th grader after several intense winter storms. Although winter weather piqued his interests, his growing fascination for all weather continued through his high school years
In 2009, Matt started studying Meteorology at Central Michigan University where he was a member of the Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. During the Summer of 2012, Matt completed an internship at WPBN TV 7&4 in Traverse City under the supervision of the morning meteorologist.
When Matt returned to Central Michigan University the following fall, he was selected to be a weather anchor on the community news program News Central 34, which aired live in three counties. In May of 2013, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree majoring in meteorology and a minoring in mathematics.
Matt enjoys watching films, reading, and spending time practicing guitar. If you happen to see Matt out and about, don't hesitate to say hello and ask about the weather!