Cloudy This Morning… Partial Clearing Later Today?
More Light Snow Likely Wednesday
Tuesday’s Forecast High: 36F / Tonight’s Low: 19F…
As advertised, another round of snow impacted the region Monday night. Like Sunday night, the snow didn’t last long, but it came down at a pretty good clip for a few hours. As a result, snow totals ranged from 1″ to just over 4″ in some spots. Reports in the La Crosse area ranged from 3″ to 3.6″.
Clouds will linger this morning, perhaps even some drizzle or freezing drizzle in spots. Use caution on the roads this morning as there will be slippery spots. Clouds will likely be stubborn for much of today, but some partial clearing could occur later this afternoon. Highs will be in the low-mid 30s, with winds turning westerly around 5-15 mph, with gusts to around 20 mph possible.
Partly to mostly cloudy tonight. Slight chance of light snow showers toward morning, especially west of the Miss. River. Lows tonight will be colder, mainly in the teens to near 20F.
Cloudy Wednesday with light snow likely, as another disturbance races east across the region. Snowfall Wednesday will likely range from a trace to 1/2″ (south) to 1″-2″ near and north of I-90. High temps Wednesday will be in the upper 20s.
Looking Ahead… Thursday will be dry, but colder with highs only in the teens. Lows will drop into the single digits both Wednesday and Thursday nights.
ALERT DAYS for Friday and Saturday. Our attention then turns to a stronger storm system being advertised by most forecast models for the end of the week. As of this morning, it’s looking like snow would become likely Friday afternoon… then continue through Friday night. Snow could also linger into Saturday, before tapering around midday or early afternoon. Winds will also increase as the storm system moves through, and this may raise concerns about some blowing and drifting snow. It’s too early to say just how much snow to expect, but there are indications that parts of the region could see 6″ or more. Some forecast models are also hinting at the chance for a wintry mix Saturday morning… rather than all snow, especially south of I-90. If this occurs, then expected snowfall amounts would be lower. Best advice is to stay tuned over the next couple of days and we will fine tune the forecast and expected snowfall amounts.
It then turns colder Sunday through Tuesday with highs mainly in the teens and lows in the single digits. Some spots will likely see overnight low dip below zero, especially if we get a fairly deep snowpack across the area. Slight chances for light snow showers or flurries on Monday and Wednesday of next week.
Have a good Tuesday! -Bill Graul
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