UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) Wisconsin went back in the deep freeze this morning -- and another brutal cold snap is expected for most of the week. Hayward was at 24-below at six o'clock. It was minus-22 in Ladysmith, with the state's coldest wind-chill factor at 35-below. The temperature in Marshfield plunged 12-degrees in six hours, to 16-below at six a-m.
The only above-zero temperatures in Wisconsin were in the Milwaukee region. Racine was the warmest at two-above. But even there, wind-chills were in the minus-20 range. The National Weather Service has issued wind-chill advisories until 10 this morning for eastern Wisconsin, and until noon for the western part of the state. In addition a lake-effect snow watch has been issued for Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron counties along Lake Superior. Forecasters say up to a foot of new snow is possible from tomorrow afternoon through Thursday morning. Lesser amounts are expected statewide tomorrow night, with blowing snow possible.
Meanwhile, it's not supposed to get any warmer. Highs in the single digits are predicted at least through Thursday. Lows could get down to 10-below tonight. By Friday, highs are supposed to get back into the 20's.