StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 67°/ Low 54°... Windy, but warmer today with mostly cloudy skies. Peeks of sun possible later this afternoon. Partly cloudy and mild tonight.
Last updated Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:33 AM...
A warm front will lift northeast across the region today, turning winds around to the south. Those winds will be increasing into the 10-20 mph range, with gusts of 30-35 mph possible in some spots. This, along with skies turning partly sunny later this afternoon, will warm highs today into the 60s. The big question will be cloud cover. Should the clouds be thicker than expected, then temperatures may stay a few degrees cooler.
Tonight will be partly cloudy and mild with morning lows in the low-mid 50s.
A cool front will drop south across the region early Saturday morning, ushering in slightly cooler air, but still expect highs in the low 60s. It will be cooler north with highs in the mid 50s in place like Eau Claire. Low pressure will then track east along the front just to our south and bring a chance of showers Saturday afternoon and into Saturday night. Sunday still looks dry, but a bit cooler with highs in the mid-upper 50s under partly sunny skies.
Looking Ahead... Another low races by to our north on Halloween Monday. The best chance for any showers Monday looks to be across the far northern part of the viewing area, with the rest of the area remaining dry. It also looks rather windy, but the breeze will be from the south. This will warm highs Monday back into the mid 60s. Overall... it appears we are in for a very mild Halloween this year.
Tuesday looks dry with mild highs in the low 60s. A disturbance will bring a slight chance of showers on Wednesday, but still expect highs near 60º.
The latest forecast data has me slowing the cooling trend later next week. I'm going to keep us near 60º for highs on Thursday with mostly sunny skies. High temps then cool into the mid-upper 50s for Friday and Saturday. Friday looks dry, with a small chance of showers next Saturday.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend! -Bill Graul