StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 25° / Low 15°... Mainly cloudy tonight. Partly to mostly cloudy and seasonal tomorrow.
Updated Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM...
A ridge of high pressure will dominate our weather for the next few days. as a result, expect rather quiet weather through the first half of the weekend.
For tonight... look for clouds to build back into the region from the north this evening. This... after a bit of much needed sunshine this afternoon in La Crosse. Overnight lows will remain seasonal, with lows ranging from 14° to 19°.
We'll see a partly to mostly cloudy sky tomorrow as high temps warm into the middle and upper 20s.
Looking Ahead... Friday through Sunday is looking mainly dry with temps gradually warming back into the low-mid 30s by the weekend. Friday looks partly sunny, but then mostly cloudy skies look to take over again for the weekend. There's a small chance enough moisture lifting north into the region could warrant a slight chance for light rain or snow as early as Sunday.
For those of you wanting a white Christmas, there is at least some hope early next week. The forecast models are indicating the chance for a storm system to impact the region next Monday/Tuesday. However, temps could be warm enough Monday for more of a rain/snow mix. Temps drop a bit Tuesday, so mainly light snow would be possible. This system is still several days out, but something to keep an eye on.
Early indications for Christmas Eve (Wed) and Christmas Day (Thu) are for a strong storm system to develop over the eastern Great Lakes. The exact track and strength of this system is still in question, but will have to be watched closely as it could bring tricky travel to parts of Wisconsin. The latest model data shows the highest impacts from this storm will stay east of the area, but we'll still experience breezy and colder conditions with highs in the 20s. There will also be at least a small chance for some light snow showers or flurries. Again, stay tuned for updates over the next several days, especially if you have travel plans that take you into eastern parts of Wisconsin or points farther east. we are still nearly 7 days out, so there is a lot of time for the forecast to change.
Have a great night -Cory Malles