StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 68º / Low 48º... Sunny and seasonably cool this morning. Clouds increase tonight with rain chances through the weekend.
Last Updated on Friday, May 24 at 7:45 AM...
High pressure built into the Upper Midwest yesterday bringing plenty of sunshine to end the day Thursday. Those clear skies and light winds led to a very chilly morning across the Coulee Region and Chippewa Valley. Lows this morning ranged from 30°F in Sparta, 33°F in Eau Claire, 37°F in Winona and 41°F in both La Crosse & Prairie du Chien.
That area of high pressure will remain in control today providing sunshine, though it will still be a bit seasonably cool. Highs will top out in the upper 60s (normals this time of the year are in the low 70s for highs).
Clouds will be back on the increase tonight as a storm system approaches just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. We'll see a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly late tonight. Lows will be in the mid to upper 40s.
Looking Ahead... Unfortunately, those rain chances are going to hang around for the holiday weekend. There will be a good chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms Saturday, especially the first half of the day. It will be quite chilly as well-- highs will be in the mid to upper 50s!
Temperatures will warm into the low 60s Sunday and near 70 Monday, but each day will include plenty of chances for rain.
Once you head back to work or school from the long weekend, the active period will continue but temperatures will be much warmer. We'll top out in the mid to upper 70s by midweek, near 80 by Thursday and Friday.
Have a great day and a wonderful holiday weekend! -Michelle Poedel