LA CROSSE, Wis - High Today: 73F / Low Tonight: 52F - Last updated Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:55 AM...
It wasn't as hot Monday as it was Friday, Saturday and Sunday... but it was still very warm and humid with a high of 88º in La Crosse. This missed tying another record high by 1 degree. As advertised, some much needed rain fell with showers and t-storms during the afternoon and evening hours. .53" of rain fell at the La Crosse airport... the most rain to fall in La Crosse since way back on July 21st!
Today a cold front will continue to slowly inch its way east across the region. This will keep us under mostly cloudy skies with cooler high temps in the mid 60s (N/W) to low 70s. Far southeastern parts of the viewing area could still climb into the mid-upper 70s. Expect scattered showers this morning, perhaps an isolated rumble of thunder. The rain chances decrease and shift east as the afternoon progresses.
Mostly to partly cloudy skies tonight with more seasonable overnight lows ranging from the mid 40s to low 50s.
Wednesday will be dry and seasonable with partly sunny skies. Expect highs in the mid-upper 60s, which is right about average for this time of year.
Looking Ahead... Most areas will likely remain dry Thursday, but a weak disturbance could spark a few isolated showers later in the day and into Thursday night... mainly in northern and eastern parts of the viewing area. It will be a bit warmer with highs in the low-mid 70s.
Friday and Saturday will be dry and cooler, but pleasant with highs in the mid-upper 60s. We could flirt with 70º in La Crosse on Saturday. This should make for a really nice day for the big Oktoberfest Maple Leaf parade in La Crosse. Not too hot and not too cold!
Isolated showers will be possible Sunday, then a frontal system will increase the rain chances around Monday or Tuesday of next week. Temps will be above average with highs in the mid 70s by the middle of next week.
Have a great Tuesday! -Bill Graul
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