it was a cloudy and very
warm and humid day for mid-October.
We even saw a few showers here in La Crosse this afternoon,
but the main threat for showers and t-storms has shifted
north toward the Eau Claire area.
The cause is an area of low pressure that will track
along this stalled out frontal boundary.
To the south of the front, temperatuers were in the
70s and dew points were well into the 60s.
To the northo f the front, tempratures were in the
60s, with dew points in the 50s.
A few of the storms in the north could be severe this
with damaging winds and large hail the main threat.
A closer look at the radar shows most of the showers
and t-storms were located across the far northern
parts of the viewing area.
So far, no sevree weather has been reported with these
storms, but they wind gusts in excess of 30 mph and
half inch hail are possible as they lift off to the
northeast at 40 mph.
In the meantime, look at these temperatures.
Most locations are in the upper 60s to middle 70s.
This is very mild for October.
Dew points are even more incredible.
ranging from the middle 60s to near 70 degrees.
This has only occured on three other years.
Here is today's almanac.
Look for temperatures to cool into the middle and
upper 60s tomorrow.
They will still average about 5 to 8 degrees above
As we put the maps into motion, look for our storm
systme to depart.
We'll see a secondary cool front drop into the area
This front will bring a re-enforcing shot of colder
air and should knock us back into the 50s for the
end of the week.
this model is showing soe rain along the front.
Right now, I am keeping us dry as there is some question
if this front will have any moisture to work with
to produce rain.
Otherwise, look for partly to mostly sunny days and
clear to partly cloudy nights.
For tonight, look for evening t-storms in the north.
They will end between 10pm and midnight.
Ovenright lows will drop into the middle 50s.
We'll start tomorrow with clouds, but should break
into some sun by afternoon.
It will be a bit cooler as temperatures drop back
into the 60s.
look for mainly dry an seasonal weather through the
There are a couple of very weak systems that will
track trhrough from time to time, but right now, it
aqppears the rain threat with them is too small to
put into the forecast at this time.