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A Comfortable Start to the Weekend

Forecast Updated at 11:35 AM Friday

***A FROST ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR FLORENCE, FOREST, LANGLADE, LINCOLN, ONEIDA, AND VILAS COUNTIES UNTIL 7 AM SATURDAY. EARLY MORNING TEMPERATURES WILL DIP INTO THE UPPER AND MID 30S, AND PATCHY FROST MAY FORM IN LOW-LYING AREAS. PLANTS MAY BE DAMAGED BY FROST IF UNPROTECTED.***

A suntastic afternoon will make temperatures soar up into mid and upper 60's. Tonight remains clear and isn't as cold as last night, with lows in the upper 30's.

Saturday is partly sunny and a pleasant start to the big holiday weekend. Highs will be near or in the lower 70's. While there still is a small chance for an isolated shower during the late afternoon and evening, this is very unlikely. There should be enough dry air near the ground to keep us from getting rain and if we did get any, it would just be a passing shower.

You'll want to have backup plan if are heading out either of those days. Neither day will be a washout. It doesn't look like we'll be getting any severe weather but if you hear thunder or see lightning, it's still good to seek shelter. Highs will keep to the upper 60's, perfect late may temperatures.

Have a safe and fun weekend!
Meteorologist Melissa Constanzer

Friday: Mostly sunny and nice!
Temps: 66 to 71
Winds: Northwest 3-8 mph

Friday Night: Mostly clear but not as cold!
Temps: 36 to 40
Winds: Calm

Saturday: Partly sunny and pleasant. There is a very small chance for a shower in the late afternoon and evening but most will stay dry.
Temps: 68 to 74
Winds: Southwest 5-10 mph

Sunday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon.
Temps: 67 to 72
Winds: South 5-15 mph
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If you would like a Meteorologist to speak to your group or class contact:

Matt Benz at: mbenz@wjfw.com or call the Weather Center at: 715-365-8812



Matt Benz
Chief Meteorologist
mbenz@wjfw.com

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 familys 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 -43F (-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
Morning Meteorologist/Reporter
mconstanzer@wjfw.com

Melissa Constanzer joined the WJFW team as the weekend meteorologist in October of 2012. This is Melissas 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 everyones 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 States 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, NBCs 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
Weekend Meteorologist / Reporter
mbrooks@wjfw.com

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!






Rhinelander
67F

Antigo
63F

Arbor Vitae
64F

Arbor Vitae Area
64F

Crandon
63F

Eagle River
65F

Lac Du Flambeau
66F

Lakeland Area
64F

Merrill
67F

Minocqua
64F

The Northwoods
64F

Schofield
68F

St. Germain
64F

Tomahawk
67F

Wausau
68F

Woodruff
64F







  • Average High Today: 67
  • Average Low Today: 42
  • Record High: 90/1975
  • Record Low: 26/2006
  • Sunrise Today: 5:20 AM
  • Sunset Today: 8:30 PM
  • Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:19 AM
  • Sunset Tomorrow: 8:31 PM
  • May Liquid Precip: 1.30 inches
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