ALERT DAYS Today & Tomorrow Due To Wintry Weather
Wintry Mix To Snow Today... Periods Of Snow Tonight
Thursday’s Forecast High: 37F / Tonight’s Forecast Low: 31F…
ALERT DAYS today and tomorrow due to wintry weather and travel impacts. A winter storm moves into the region today, causing a wintry mix to gradually develop from west to east. The morning commute should be “ok” for most, perhaps a few slick spots west of the Miss. River. The wintry mix changes to snow late this afternoon with highs today in the mid 30s. Expect wintry driving conditions to develop during the evening commute.
Periods of snow likely this evening and tonight and this is when we will likely see most of the accumulating snow from this storm. Lows tonight will be in the upper 20s to low 30s. Snow showers will continue on Friday, but accumulations will be light. Highs Friday will be in the mid 30s.
Snowfall amounts are expected to be in the 2″ to 5″ range for much of our area, including La Crosse. There could be some isolated amounts around 6″, especially west of the Miss. River. 4″ to 8″+ will be possible in parts of SE Minnesota, especially over towards the Rochester area. Winds will be stronger farther west as well, prompting a Blizzard Warning west of I-35.
Looking Ahead… Expect plenty of clouds this weekend. Flurries could linger into Saturday morning. A weaker disturbance could bring some light snow showers or flurries on Sunday. High temps this weekend will be in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Mostly cloudy for most of next week. Slight chance for some light snow showers or flurries on Tuesday… otherwise most of the week is looking dry. Highs will be in the mid-upper 20s Monday through Wednesday, then low 30s Thursday. Temps then drop back into the mid 20s Friday.
Have a good day… but be prepared for wintry driving conditions across the region, especially late this afternoon into tonight. -Bill Graul
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