StormTeam 8 Forecast:  High 52° / Low 30°... Mostly cloudy today with a slight chance of light rain showers or sprinkles. Decreasing clouds tonight. Breezy and chilly. 

Updated Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:25 AM... 

As expected, the clouds sure were stubborn Wednesday, but we finally saw some sun by mid to late afternoon. However, despite the sun, temperatures were a bit below average with highs in the upper 40s to around 50º. 

It's a chilly start to this Thursday with early morning temps in the 30s. A couple of weak disturbances will slide east/southeast across the region today. The result will be plenty of clouds along with a slight chance of light rain showers or sprinkles. Any rain that falls shouldn't amount to much, but you might want that umbrella handy just in case. Highs today will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Tonight a strong cold front slides south across the region, ushering in colder air on blustery NW winds 10-20 mph, with gusts to 30 mph possible. Expect lows in La Crosse around 30º, but mid-upper 20s to the north and northwest. After a small chance for some evening sprinkles, expect gradually decreasing clouds overnight.

High pressure builds in from the west for Halloween Friday... so it will be dry, but chilly and quite breezy. In fact it looks like this will be the coldest air so far this season for the region. Highs will only top out in the low to mid 40s, but with strong North winds, it will feel even cooler. For those who are planning to do some trick-or-treating Friday evening, bundle up. Temperatures will be falling into the 30s, with wind chills in the 20s!

Looking Ahead... Temperatures will slowly warm this weekend into the upper 40s to near 50 for Saturday, then low to mid 50s on Sunday. It still looks dry both days.

Next week includes book-end rain chances on Monday and Friday... along with typical early November temps. Highs will mainly be in the 50-55º range, with lows mainly in the 30s. It also looks rather breezy Sunday through Tuesday.

Have a great Thursday! -Bill Graul