StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 29° / Low 27°... Not as cold today with mix of sun & clouds. Slight chance for a light wintry mix this afternoon & evening. Clouds and fog tonight with steady or slowly rising temps.
Updated Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:45 AM...
We had lots of sunshine for our Thanksgiving Thursday... but boy was it COLD. The high of 25º was deceiving, as that was set just after midnight. The daytime high in La Crosse was only 15º.
A round of light snow raced southeast across the region early this morning, dropping anywhere from 0.2" to 1.5" of snow across the News 8 viewing area. The slightly higher totals were in our northern communities. Around 0.5" fell in the immediate La Crosse area. Not a lot of snow fell, but enough to cause some slippery spots on roads for early morning shoppers.
We will get a break from the precip this morning. It won't be as cold as Thursday, with highs today in the upper 20s under a mix of sun & clouds. A second batch of moisture will track in from the northwest this afternoon. This will bring a slight chance for a light wintry mix. If this occurs, roads could again become slippery in spots.
Any precip should taper later this evening, but clouds will remain and there could even be some patchy fog overnight and into Friday morning. A warm front will lift northeast towards the region, so temps will remain steady in the mid-upper 20s or even slowly rise overnight.
The warm front lifts northeast of the region Saturday, ushering in even warmer air. Expect highs in the low 40s, but also expect more clouds than sun.
Looking Ahead... Enjoy the "warmer" temps Saturday because a potent cold front will slide southeast across the region Saturday night and drop highs Sunday back into the 20s. It will be even colder Monday with highs only in the teens. It looks mainly dry both days, but blustery winds will make it feel even colder.
A weak front will track across the region Tuesday and could spark a few snow flurries in our far northern counties. A system will then bring a chance of light snow around Thursday of next week. Temps will slowly climb back into the low 30s for highs by later next week.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend! -Bill Graul