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Forecast Updated at 6:40 AM Tuesday

Starting off the same as yesterday with beautiful sunshine and cool temperatures. Around sunrise, we were in the lower 30's and upper 20's. Temperatures will quickly rise through the morning thanks to plenty of morning sunshine!

A cold front passes over the Northwoods this afternoon/evening. While this cold front brought rain to Northern Minnesota, don't expect it to do the same in Northern Wisconsin. The cold front is pushing into dry air located over the Badger State. This dry air eats at the moisture with the weakening cold front so we should only get a few clouds as the front moves through late this afternoon.

We keep some clouds tonight as lows reach the mid and upper 30's. Some clouds stick around for Wednesday as a cold pool of air forms over the eastern Great Lakes and the Northeast. This could lead to a few isolated showers for the afternoon in areas east of Highway 51. Sunshine returns for Thursday and we should stay mainly dry through the weekend. Keep in mind that the fire danger has been high and could even get higher as we go through this week with only small rain changes. Fire danger will improve when we get rain showers to help the grass and trees green up. This could be as early as this weekend! Rain chances look most likely sometime early next week.

So this is April!
Meteorologist Melissa Constanzer

Tuesday: Sunshine to start with a few more clouds for the afternoon.
Temps: 65 to 70
Winds: North-Northwest 5-10 mph

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy and not as cold.
Temps: 34 to 39
Winds: North-Northwest 3-8 mph
Wind Chills: 30 to 35

Wednesday: A little cooler with a mix of clouds and sun.
Temps: 58 to 64
Winds: North-Northwest 5-10 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

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

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

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!



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