Another Chilly Night Tonight
A Bit Warmer Tomorrow
Tonight’s Forecast Low: 27/Tomorrow’s Forecast High: 49
Good evening… it was a cold start to our Tuesday. Morning lows ranged from 9 above at Red Wing to 26 in Prairie du Chien. We can thank high pressure for the cold start. The high also brought us plenty of sunshine today, but it did little to help warm us up this afternoon as most areas saw highs in the middle 30s to near 40.
As we head into tonight, look for that ridge of high pressure to slide east. This will allow for a southerly breeze to take over. As a result, overnight lows tonight will not be as cold as last night. Look for lows tonight to drop into the 20s region-wide under a clear sky. We’ll see a south wind at 5 to 15 mph.
A warm front will move across the region tomorrow. This will allow a rather nice warm up as highs make their way into the middle 40s to near 50 in the south and the lower to middle 40s in the north. Even better news is the front will come through dry, so expect a mostly sunny sky.
Unfortunately, the warm front will be followed by a cool front tomorrow night. This front is not expected to produce any rain or snow, but it will bring a band of clouds with it, so expect a mostly cloudy night tomorrow night. Look for lows in the middle 20s to lower 30s.
We will see a mix of sun and clouds will follow the front Thursday, but it will be a bit cooler as highs slip into the upper 30s to middle 40s.
Looking ahead… we can expect a bit of a roller coaster rise in the temperature department, at least through the weekend. We’ll see highs in the middle 40s Friday, but a storm system over southern Canada will swing another warm front through the area late Friday. The result will be a breezy and warmer Halloween Saturday. Another cold front will follow Saturday night. The result will be a breezy and colder Sunday as highs fall back into the middle 30s to lower 40s.
As we start the new workweek, look for warmer air to return to the area. This time, it will stick around for a few days. Look for highs near 50 Monday, the middle 50s Tuesday and the middle and upper 50s Wednesday.
As far as rain or snow chances are concerned, we can expect mainly dry weather right through the next 8 days. Look for partly to mostly sunny days and clear to partly cloudy nights. Overall… a very tranquil pattern is setting up for the area despite our roller coaster temperatures.
Have a great night! -WKBT Cory Malles