StormTeam 8 Forecast:  High 72° / Low 49°... Passing clouds, along with patchy fog tonight. A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. Warmer, but a chance of rain this weekend.

Updated Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:19 PM...

A weak cool front will quietly slip across the region tonight. This front has little going for it, so expect just some passing clouds from time to time. Patchy river valley fog looks possible once again tonight. Temperatures will once again drop into the 40s. The good news is those traditional cool spots in the east should stay a bit warmer tonight..

Temperatures will cool a couple of degrees Thursday thanks to that weak cool front passing through. Look for highs in the middle and upper 60s. The good news is we should stay dry with a mix of sun and clouds.

Looking Ahead... Our next chance of rain arrives Friday with a system tracking in from the west and southwest. Unfortunately that chance of rain continues into Saturday, in fact the greatest chance for showers and t-storms will most likely be Friday night into Saturday. The system will also usher in warmer and more humid air on breezy south winds. Expect highs Friday in the mid 70s, with upper 70s likely Saturday. Leftover moisture from what was once Hurricane Odile will be available for this system to work with, so some locally heavy rain will be possible with any storms that develop.

At this point it looks like any rain should shift out of our area by very early Sunday morning with the rest of the day being dry with highs around 70º. This would be great news for the King Apple Parade for Applefest in La Crescent, MN. It will still be a bit breezy.

The first half of next week is looking mainly dry as another ridge of high pressure dominates. Some cooler air looks to filter in from the north/east and drop highs into the mid-upper 60s Monday and Tuesday... then warm back to around 70º by Wednesday.

Oktoberfest in La Crosse starts next Thursday and at this point it looks mild with highs in the low-mid 70s. However a cool front could track in from the north/west and bring a small chance of showers. This front could also drop highs into the 60s for Friday's festivities. This is still over a week away so lots could change. Stay tuned!

Have a great night! -Cory Malles