A Rainy, Foggy, and Mild Sunday
Forecast Updated at 10:13 PM Saturday
***A Fog Advisory is in effect until late morning for Ashland, Iron(WI), Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Price, Shawano, Taylor, and Wood Counties. Warmer air moving snow-covered ground will cause fog to thicken through the early morning. Visibility will drop to less than one quarter of a mile at times.***
Light drizzle will fall over Northern and Central Wisconsin through the early morning hours. It looks like temperatures will stay above freezing close to the ground and throughout the atmosphere. It's looking like freezing drizzle will be less of a concern, but it's the fog you'll need to pay attention to. A warm front will move closer to the Northwoods to help produce the areas of dense fog. This happens when you have relatively moisture rich and warmer air coming into contact with a much cooler air mass (aka the snow on the ground in our case) and that causes the water vapor to condense into tiny droplets and form fog.
The rain throughout the day will help eat into the snow on the ground, but will cause a very slushy mess. We are looking at a return to snow by Monday morning, models have the changeover shortly after sunrise. It does look like there could now be some accumulating snowfall, areas over Central Wisconsin could get somewhere between 3 to 6 inches of snow by Monday night. There are still some details to work out on exact amounts and locations, but we'll keep you updated along the way!
Meteorologist Matt Brooks
Sunday: Rain, fog, and mist likely throughout the day with cloudy skies. Some spots could pick close to half an inch of rain.
Temps: 41 to 46
Winds: South-southwest 5-10 mph
Sunday Night: A rain and snow mix likely, before changing to all snow by 5 am.
Temps: 30 to 34
Winds: North-northwest 5-10 mph
Monday: Snow and blowing snow likely. Parts of Northern and Central Wisconsin could see 3 to 6 inches of snow by the evening.
Temps: 29 to 32
Winds: Northwest 15-20 mph
Wind Chill: 10 to 15
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Matt joined WJFW back in February of 2008 as the Weekend Meteorologist. He 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 the Twin Cities, but he's a cheesehead at heart and has the Packer jerseys to prove it! He's considered the Northwoods his second home since childhood; 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 looks on his move to the Northwoods as if it were a move to the tropics, since the winters in North Dakota can be extremely cold and long, but they're always exciting!
While living in Grand Forks, Matt honed his forecasting skills by studying a wide range of weather conditions, 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 and fall and skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing when the snow rolls in. 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 and major in 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, augmenting her meteorology degree.
In addition to her 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.
Weekend Meteorologist / Reporter
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 interest, 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 in meteorology and a minor 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!