StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 55º / Low 35° ... Breezy and rainy tonight. Rain to snow in the far north with up to 2 inches possible.
Updated Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5:35 PM...
Low pressure will move across the region tonight. Fortunately, for us here in the La Crosse area, temperatures will be warm enough for mainly rain showers to fall. Farther north, around Eau Claire, evening rain will change to snow, with an inch or two possible. Heavier snow amounts of 2"-5" are likely across Chippewa and Dunn counties. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for these counties tonight. Over northern Wisconsin, over a foot of snow is likely and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect there.
In addition to the precipitation, expect gusty Southwest winds at 10-20 mph, with gusts to 30 mph, which will add an extra chill to the air as overnight lows drop into the upper 20s to middle 30s.
Low pressure will exit the region early tomorrow morning, but clouds and breezy conditions look to hang on through much of the day. It will remain quite cool, as well, with highs only in the middle to upper 40s.
Looking Ahead... Friday is now looking dry and a bit warmer. The chance for rain will return Saturday afternoon. The good news is the rain chance looks rather small at this time. Even better... temperatures will top out near 60°!
Unfortunately, rain is looking more and more likely for Easter Sunday, especially during the first half of the day. However, temperatures will still top out near 60°.
Conditions dry out for the start of the workweek, with temperatures climbing above average. Highs next week will top out in the low to mid 60s... A few spots could even flirt with 70°! However... the warm up will signal a more active pattern,with showers and t-storms becoming more likely by next Wednesday and Thursday.
Have a great night! -Cory Malles