StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 64° / Low 51°... Clouds to start... then partly sunny by PM. Seasonably cool. Increasing clouds tonight with a slight chance of showers after about 3am.
Updated Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:35 AM...
A cool front tracked south across the region yesterday... causing our temp in La Crosse to drop from around 70º at 9:30 am... into the 50s by later afternoon. With the front came plenty of clouds and some light rain showers. Only .01" of rain fell at the La Crosse airport.
Today will be seasonably cool with a cloudy start, then expect some sunshine to mix in towards midday and into this afternoon. This should help warm highs into the low-mid 60s.
Clouds will increase tonight as low pressure tracks by well to our northwest. The low will lift a warm front and cool front east/northeast across the region late tonight through tomorrow. The fronts will cause enough lift for a decent chance for scattered showers and perhaps even a few isolated t-storms. The chance for showers should hold off for most of our area until after about 3am... even closer to sunrise in the La Crosse area. Expect lows tonight in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a good chance of scattered showers and isolated t-storms. Highs Wednesday will be in the mid 60s.
Looking Ahead... Another area of low pressure will lift northeast across the region Thursday. It looks like a fairly strong system with more rain showers likely along with a few isolated t-storms. South winds ahead of the low will push highs Thursday into the upper 60s to near 70º.
Much cooler air then follows Thursday's system with highs Friday and Saturday only in the low-mid 50s. Not only that, but it will be quite breezy as well... making it feel even cooler. There could still be some lingering showers on Friday, but Saturday looks dry at this point. Most of Sunday looks dry as well, there's just a small chance for some showers with a weak clipper-type system dropping southeast across the region. Highs Sunday should be closer to 60º.
Temps will warm a little heading into next week with highs in the low-mid 60s Monday through Wednesday. Another system will bring a chance of showers Monday evening into Tuesday morning. Yet another system could bring a few showers to the area on Wednesday.
Have a great Tuesday and happy last day of September! -Bill Graul