A Cool Weekend Ahead
Light Snow Possible Tomorrow Night, Especially North of I-90
Published Friday, March 20, 2020 at 6:59 PM
Good evening… it felt a bit more like winter than the first full day of Spring. We saw a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the 20s and 30s. Brisk northwest winds made it feel colder. The breezy and colder conditions came in the wake of a storm system that brought between a half inch and two inches of rain to the area yesterday and snow to three inches of snow last night.
As we head into tonight, we can look forward to high pressure bringing quiet weather. Look for a mostly clear and cold night as lows drop into the single digits and teens. The good news is winds will become light this evening.
The high will quickly exit t the east tomorrow. As a result, look for some morning sunshine. The sun will gradually be replaced as we head through the day as a weak disturbance moves toward the area. Look for highs in the upper 20s to near 40. By tomorrow night, that disturbance will cross the area and brings a chance of light snow. The area most like likely to see snow will lie north of I-90, where anywhere from a trace to two inches of snow is possible. Look for lows in the 20s.
Sunday looks dry, but rather cloudy. Temperatures will be a bit more seasonable, with highs in the upper 30s to middle 40s.
Looking ahead… much of next week looks to be dominated by a fast west to east flow in the upper atmosphere. This type of pattern usually results in a series of relatively weak disturbances traveling quickly from west to east across the region, bringing sporadic rounds of mainly light precipitation. After a dry Monday, look for a good chance of mainly rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Some lingering showers will be possible into Thursday. We’ll see a break in the action Friday into next Saturday. Temperatures through the period will moderate into the upper 40s to lower 50s for highs and lows mainly in the upper 20s to middle 30s.
With recent rainfall and melting snow, we are starting to see rises on area rivers. A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for the Kickapoo River at Gays Mills for minor flooding. The warning for the Black River at Black River Falls has been canceled as the river has crested below flood stage. Additional rises on area rivers is possible, with a slow rise expected on the Mississippi River over the next few days.
Have a great night and a great weekend! –WKBT Cory Malles