FIRST ALERT FORECAST: T-Storm chances dwindle down, but now we have a Heat Advisory to deal with -Erik Dean

Heat Indices could top the triple digits

WATCH: Meteorologist Erik Dean’s Monday Evening Forecast

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

If you have plans to shoot off fireworks, I think the majority of us will be okay. Here’s the 8 to 8 here for La Crosse
8 8 Pm

I’m not going to rule out a thunderstorm chance in the mid -late evening hours. I think the southern part of the viewing area could see a heavier chance of a rumble of thunder or 2. Overall it’s going to be a mild evening across the Coulee Region with overnight lows in the upper 60s – low 70s.

Ed Advisory Map

Now we have to talk about tomorrow. A Heat Advisory is out for Vernon, Crawford, Richland, Winneshiek, and Allamakee County. This starts at noon and goes until 8 PM Tuesday.

Here’s why; this is 2 PM Tomorrow using SkyTracker with the temps and the heat index overlaid over the map.
Skytracker Temp Skytracker Heat Index

By 2 PM, we’ll see temperatures in the 80s & 90s, but WOW! Look at the Heat Index; Triple Digit Heat Indices from Mankato to Madison. If you have to be outdoors tomorrow, PLEASE stay hydrated, take breaks if you start to feel fatigue, or just stay inside in a nice, cool air conditioner if you can.

FORECAST FOR LA CROSSE:
Tonight

8-DAY:

8 Day Pm\

So I am keeping a rain chance in the forecast until the weekend. Once we hit the weekend, I am going with abundant sunshine with temperatures in the low-mid 80s. On a sidenote, I think going poolside is definitely in order this weekend!

Have a fun, and safe 4th of July evening!

-Erik Dean
First Alert Meteorologist