StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 47° / Low 33°... Thickening clouds tonight. drizzle tomorrow. A wintry mix for Thanksgiving Day.
Last updated Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 5:49 PM....
A warm front will pass through the area tonight. As the front moves through an increase in moisture will lead to widespread cloud cover. It will remain fairly mild tonight. Look for overnight lows in the upper 20s to middle 30s. Temperatures may actually rise a bit overnight as the warm front passes through.
With the warm front to our north tomorrow, look for a steady flow of mild and very moist air to move into the region. It will result in a cloudy and mild day, but we'll also see areas of drizzle, fog or even some light rain. Look for afternoon highs in the middle 40s.
Looking Ahead... As for Thanksgiving Thursday, a cold front will move into the area. A chunk of energy moving along the front will overspread rain across much of the area. Colder air behind the front will move in from the west and cause the rain to quickly mix with or change over to snow as the day progresses. This will especially be the case north & west of La Crosse. All areas could see a change over to snow by Thursday night. There could even be a period of sleet or freezing drizzle.
At this time, it appears a stripe of one to two inches of snow will be likely from south central Minnesota into west central Wisconsin, but exactly where is still a but uncertain. Lesser amounts will fall either side of this line. Little in the way of ice accumulation of expected. While I'm not expecting this system to cause major impacts on holiday travel, be sure to check later forecast for any updates and be aware that you could encounter some snow or slush covered roads, especially along and north of I-90.
Most, if not all, of the precip should taper off by sunrise Friday but there could be some slick spots for early morning Black Friday shoppers. Otherwise expect a chilly day with highs in the mid-upper 30s with decreasing clouds.
The weekend looks mainly dry and seasonably chilly with highs in the upper 30s to near 40º. Another system could bring a chance of snow or a wintry mix Sunday night into Monday, perhaps lingering into Tuesday as well. High temps Monday through Wednesday look to be in the 30s.
Have a great night! -Cory Malles