StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 61° / Low 39°... Areas of fog this morning, especially north & east. Otherwise partly to mostly sunny and mild today. Partly cloudy tonight.
Updated Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:35 AM...
A weak disturbance brought some sprinkles to La Crosse yesterday, but areas north & east saw some light rain showers. The areas that saw some rain are waking up to some fog this morning and it's rather dense in many areas. The fog could even impact the La Crosse area for a time this morning. A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in effect for areas near... and north & east of La Crosse until 10AM. Visibility could drop to a 1/4 mile or less at times. Temps are near or below freezing in some areas as well and the thick fog could deposit an icy glaze on some area roads... so watch out for some slippery spots this morning.
Once the low cloudiness and fog mix out later this morning, expect partly to mostly sunny skies today. It will be a mild last day of March with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week thanks to strong south winds 10-20 with gusts to 30-35 mph possible. Expect highs in the upper 60s to low 70s for the 1st day of April before a cold front approaches late in the day. The front will bring a chance of showers and perhaps some of the first t-storms of the season after about 6 or 7pm. This line of showers and t-storms will then track east across the region overnight and into early Thursday morning.
Looking Ahead... It will still be mild Thursday with highs in the low 60s and it will still be rather breezy as well. Friday will be cooler with highs in the upper 40s to around 50º under partly sunny skies.
Saturday still looks dry, but I had to introduce a slight chance for some light rain showers on Easter Sunday. There could even be some snowflakes mixed in early in the morning as temps start out in the low-mid 30s. High temps both Saturday and Sunday look to be in the mid-upper 50s.
A better chance of rain arrives Monday and could linger into Tuesday morning. Highs will still be in the mid-upper 50s to start next week... before cooling to around 50º on Wednesday.
Have a great last day of March! -Bill Graul