Dry & Mild Today… Good Chance Of Rain & Snow Tonight -Bill Graul
Breezy & Chillier Sunday With Lingering Snow Showers AM
Saturday’s Forecast High: 47F / Tonight’s Forecast Low: 32F…
It’s the weekend… and wow, also the last 2 days of February! Expect plenty of sunshine this morning, then increasing clouds through the afternoon. Temps will be mild, with highs well into the 40s and some spots could even flirt with 50F!
An area of low pressure looks to track northeast right over the La Crosse area tonight. With the track of the low this far north, precip chances will be in the form of both rain and snow. In fact, expect a pretty good chance of rain and snow to develop tonight… with snow showers lingering into Sunday morning.
Snow accumulations should be minimal (if any) near and south/east of La Crosse, since the precip will fall more as rain or a rain/snow much of the time. A better chance of snow exists in areas north and west of La Crosse, where a swath of 1″ to 3″ of snow will be possible through midday Sunday. Some models are even hinting at a narrow band of heavier snow (with 4″+ possible) , but most show that band setting up north and west of our viewing area, possibly clipping parts of Dunn & Chippewa counties. Keep in mind that travel will be impacted in areas that see accumulating snow, so be prepared for wintry driving conditions if you have travel plans in these areas.
The snow showers should taper or shift east by lunch time Sunday. Otherwise, it will be breezy and chillier with highs in the mid-upper 30s. Blustery NW winds 10-20 mph and gusts around 30 mph, will make it feel even colder. A weak disturbance could cause some snow flurries Sunday night, especially across northern sections of the viewing area.
Looking Ahead… We kick off the month of March on Monday on a dry, but chilly note… with highs in the upper 20s to low 30s. Mostly sunny and warmer Tuesday with highs in the low 40s, but it will also be rather breezy.
Wednesday through Thursday is looking mainly dry and mild at this point, with highs ranging from the mid-upper 40s to around 50F. Expect lots of sunshine Wednesday, then some passing clouds later Thursday into Friday morning… thanks to a system passing by to our south. Partly sunny skies are expected for next Saturday. Overall, it’s looking like a pretty quiet start to the month of March around here.
Have a great weekend! -Bill Graul
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