StormTeam 8 Forecast:  High 80° / Low 58°...  Partly cloudy and seasonable tonight with patchy valley fog possible late. Nice weather ahead for the first day of school. 

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 at 5:35 PM...

Happy Labor Day... Happy September 1st... and Happy Meteorological Fall! It was a rainy start to this Labor Day. A cold front brought showers and thunderstorms last night and they lingered into mid-morning today. A few isolated showers moved through this afternoon, but they didn't amount to much. 

The cold front that brought us today's rain continues to push east this evening. There is a very slight chance of a sprinkle, but most will remain dry. Otherwise you can expect partly cloudy and seasonable conditions overnight. There is the potential for patchy valley fog to develop late tonight and towards Tuesday morning.  Lows will be in the upper 50s.

The first day of school is looking quite pleasant. An area of high pressure will briefly settle in and bring us partly sunny skies and seasonable temps in the upper 70s. As a weak wave of energy moves through in the afternoon, there's a small chance of an isolated shower or storm north and east of La Crosse. 

Looking Ahead... Most of Wednesday looks to remain dry, but temperatures and humidity will both be on the increase. Highs will top out in the low to mid 80s. Clouds will start to increase late in the day, and the chance of storms increases Wednesday night as our next storm system approaches from the west. 

There's a pretty good chance of periodic showers and storms during the day Thursday. We'll have to keep a close eye on these storms Wednesday night and Thursday because some of them could become strong to severe. Thursday will be even warmer than Wednesday with highs in the mid to upper 80s. 

A cold front will move east of the region by Friday and temperatures will cool back down to near average with highs in the mid to upper 70s. A few showers or storms may also linger into Friday morning. 

Looking ahead to next weekend: Sunshine and highs in the low to mid 70s. 

Have a wonderful night! -Michelle Poedel