StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 28° / Low 20°... Chilly today with clouds to start... then becoming partly sunny. Increasing clouds tonight with a slight chance of light snow towards morning, esp. west.
Updated Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:40 AM...
We now have snow cover across the region again thanks to the system that lifted through the region on Monday. As expected, anywhere from 1.5" to 6" fell in the News 8 viewing area, including about 2" to 3" in the immediate La Crosse area. 2.2" was the official total at the La Crosse airport.
Today will be dry as we will be between storm systems. Expect lingering clouds this morning and perhaps even some flurries in some of our eastern counties. As high pressure slides by to our south, skies should turn partly sunny today. It will be chilly though with highs in the mid-upper 20s.
Clouds increase again tonight as a clipper system approaches from the Northern Plains. The clouds will keep low temps overnight around 20º.
The clipper system will track by to our south/west on Wednesday and combine with an arctic cold front moving in from the north. The two will combine to bring a chance of light snow Wednesday and Wednesday night. At this point, it looks like just minor accumulations of a trace to 2" will be possible. The best chance for seeing 2" of snow will be west of the Miss. River. Stay tuned for updates on forecast snowfall on this big travel day for Thanksgiving. Speaking of Thanksgiving, it continues to look dry... but cold with highs only in the upper teens to near 20º.
Looking Ahead... A weak system will bring some clouds and a slight chance of light snow on Friday. Temps warm back to around 30º for highs, but early morning temps will be in the low-mid teens for you Black Friday shoppers.
Warmer air filters in from the south on Saturday and should push highs into the mid-upper 30s. With the warmer air could come some clouds and drizzle, perhaps even a light wintry mix. Sunday and Monday are looking dry, but chilly with highs slipping back into the mid-upper 20s.
Another system could bring a light wintry mix Tuesday and some snow on Wednesday. Temps will continue to bounce around, but mostly remain below average.
Have a great Tuesday! -Bill Graul