StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 21°/ Low 5°... Cloudy and not as cold tonight. a few flurries far south? Windy and colder tomorrow.
Last updated Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:50 PM...
A northwest flow aloft will continue to cause unseasonably cold temperatures for the next several days. In fact, temps likely won't climb back to average (Highs around 30º) until early next week.
A clipper slides by to our southwest tonight. As a result, expect mostly cloudy skies. This is actually good news as the clouds should keep overnight temps in the single digits ABOVE zero. Traditional colder spots north & east could still slip a couple degrees below zero. Winds will pick up a bit from the southwest to west at 5-10 mph and could cause wind chills in the 0º to -10º range. This system will also produce a bit of light snow, especially across western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. Amounts look to be less than half an inch.
Looking Ahead... It's going to remain cold with highs only in the teens Friday, then highs on Saturday will have to struggle just to escape single digits. Friday night into Saturday morning will be the coldest night all week with morning lows in the La Crosse area around -10º. Not only that, but wind chill factors could drop into the -20º to -35º range. Traditional colder spots north & east could see lows approaching -20º, perhaps even colder!
It looks dry through Saturday. Clouds increase Saturday night with a good chance of snow on Sunday. We'll need to keep an eye on this system as it could produce some accumulating snow across the region. It won't be as cold Sunday with highs in the upper teens to around 20º.
Warmer temps are on the way for next week. Highs will warm close to average in the upper 20s to around 30º Monday through Wednesday. Expect mostly cloudy skies Monday with a few flurries. A clipper type system will bring a chance of light snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Even warmer air arrives late in the week with highs in the mid 30s Thursday, then upper 30s to near 40° will be possible Friday. With the warmer air will come plenty of clouds.
Until then... stay warm and have a great night! -Cory Malles