StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 31° / Low 10°... Cloudy today with a chance of light snow, most widespread this afternoon & evening. Light accumulations of a dusting to 2" possible.
Updated Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:37 AM...
A clipper system will track by to our south/west today and an arctic cold front will slide in from the north. The two will combine to bring a chance of light snow today. The chance of snow will mainly be west of the Miss. River this morning... then gradually spread east/southeast across the rest of the area towards midday and into this afternoon. Expect the chance of light snow to continue this evening and through about midnight.
At this point, it looks like just minor snow accumulations of a trace to 2" will be possible across the News 8 viewing area. The best chance for seeing 2" of snow will be west of the Miss. River. More snow (2"-5"?) will fall farther west into Minnesota & Iowa, so keep that in mind if you have Thanksgiving travel plans in that direction.
Highs today will be around 30º, with lows tonight in the upper single digits to low teens. Thanksgiving continues to look dry... but COLD with highs only in the mid-upper teens. This could be one of the top 10 coldest Thanksgivings on record in La Crosse.
Another system will bring a chance of light snow late Thursday night into Friday. There could be some freezing drizzle in spots Friday as well. Minor snow accumulations are possible, especially north & northeast. Temps warm back to around 30º for highs, but early morning temps will be in the low-mid teens for you Black Friday shoppers and keep an eye on those road conditions as well.
Looking Ahead... Warmer air filters in from the south on Saturday and should push highs into the upper 30s to around 40º. With the warmer air could come some clouds and perhaps even some patchy fog. Sunday and Monday are looking dry, but colder with highs slipping back to around 30º Sunday... then into the 20s Monday.
Another system could bring a light wintry mix Tuesday and some snow or wintry mix on Wednesday. Thursday is looking dry.
Have a great Wednesday & Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Take your time and be safe if traveling today or tonight. -Bill Graul