ALERT NIGHT: More Storms Likely… and Some Could be Strong to Severe -Bill Graul
Windy & Much Cooler Starting Thursday
Tonight’s Forecast Low: 55F / Wednesday’s Forecast High: 60F…
One cluster of thunderstorms raced east across SE Minnesota and into Wisconsin this afternoon, producing hail up to quarter-size in some locations. This batch of storms also produced a 67 mph wind gust at the La Crosse airport just after 3:30 p.m.
ALERT NIGHT: More storms will move into our area later this evening and once again, some could be strong to severe from about 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Large hail and strong winds will likely be the main threats, with isolated tornadoes possible… especially south/west into Iowa.
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The storms will likely produce brief locally heavy rainfall, with the potential for some areas to get up to around 1.00″ or more. The flooding threat is low due to recent dry months and the fact the ground has now thawed out, but watch for street flooding or ponding of water in any heavier downpours.
Temps will actually rise into the low 60s overnight, then gradually fall through the day on Wednesday. Chance for a few showers and t-storms Wednesday, especially south and east as the cold front sweeps east across the region.
Windy and much cooler Thursday with highs only in the low 40s. Slight chance of light snow showers, flurries or sprinkles… especially north. Mostly cloudy, breezy and cool Friday with highs in the low-mid 40s.
Looking Ahead… It looks to remain unseasonably chilly for Easter weekend and right through at least the middle of next week. Highs will only be in the 40s, with lows in the mid 20s to low 30s. We should be up around 60F for highs by that time in La Crosse. Slight chance of light showers or mix late Sunday into Monday… and again Wednesday.
Have a good night, but please stay weather aware and pay attention to any warnings issued for your area! -Bill Graul
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