StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 44° / Low 22°... Clear and cold tonight. Cool sunshine tomorrow. A bit warmer Sunday.
Updated Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:13 PM...
Canadian high pressure builds into the region tonight. This will cause winds to relax a bit this evening, but they'll still be from the north around 5-15 mph. For Trick-or-Treating, expect temps in the low 40s at 4pm... dropping into the low-mid 30s by 8pm. It will be mostly clear & dry, but those winds will cause wind chills to drop into the mid 20s. Make sure the kiddos have lots of layers under their costumes and some gloves to protect the fingers would be a good idea as well.
We'll see the coldest temps so far this season later tonight. With clear skies and lighter winds in place, morning lows will be in the low-mid 20s... producing the first killing freeze for the La Crosse area this Fall. Areas to the north and east could see lows in the low to mid teens. Brrr!
High pressure will provide lots of sun Saturday, but it will still be cool with highs in the middle 40s. Winds will turn around to the south around 5-10 mph.
South winds increase for Sunday, making for a breezy day... but they'll also help warm highs into the seasonable 50-55º range under partly cloudy skies.
Looking Ahead... A storm system will track near the region to start next week, producing a chance of rain showers on Monday which may linger into Tuesday morning.
Another weak system will slide by to our north midweek and it looks like most of its precip will stay to our north. We'll keep a slight chance of rain in the forecast for Wednesday.
Yet another weak system could bring some small rain chances late in the week around Friday night into Saturday.
Temps next week will be typical for early November with highs mainly in the middle 40s to middle 50º and lows mainly in the 30s. There is some question about temperatures at the end of next week. One model keeps us on the cool side, with highs in the lower to middle 40s. Another model says we'll stay in the 50s. At this time, I'm going to side with the cooler solution and go with highs falling back into the lower to middle 40s by the end of next week.
Happy Halloween and have a great weekend! -Cory Malles