StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 81° / Low 57°... Mostly sunny today. Not as warm & much less humid. Mostly clear tonight. Cool & comfortable.
Updated Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7:35 AM...
It was a hot and humid Sunday across the region. The steamy temperatures were thanks to a warm front that surged north of the area. The high in La Crosse was 94º, marking just the 5th day this summer reaching 90º or hotter.
A cool front then bumped into this hot & humid air... causing showers and t-storms in parts of Wisconsin. We need some rain in our area, but it's probably a good thing these storms missed us to the north & east as they went severe. There were numerous reports of large hail in eastern parts of the state, some up to baseball size.
The cool front ushered in cooler and much less humid air last night. The result will be a dry and pleasant start to the new week. Expect highs today right around 80º with plenty of sunshine. Dew points today will be in the upper 40s to mid 50s... rather than the upper 60s like we saw on Sunday. This will make for a very pleasant day.
Keep the windows open tonight for some free A/C as lows will mainly be in the 50s, perhaps even some mid-upper 40s again in our traditional cool spots. Skies will be mainly clear, but with light winds... there could be a little river valley fog in isolated spots.
High pressure promises another dry and pleasant day for Tuesday with highs again in the upper 70s to around 80º.
Looking Ahead... Wednesday will be dry with highs in the low 80s. A slight chance of much needed rain arrives Wednesday night into Thursday. We will also have periodic chances for showers and t-storms on Friday and Saturday. Expect some dry time each day as well. The clouds and rain chances Thursday through Saturday will cause slightly cooler highs in the mid-upper 70s.
Sunday and Monday look dry at this point with highs warming back into the low 80s. There's a slight chance of rain next Tuesday.
Have a good Monday and a great week ahead! -Bill Graul