Freezing Drizzle Or Light Wintry Mix For Some This Morning
Warmer This Afternoon... But Breezy
High Today: 44F / Low Tonight: 23F…
Clouds are thickening across the region this morning as a system moves in from the west. The disturbance will pull warmer air and moisture northward into the region this morning. Before temps rise above freezing, there could be some freezing drizzle or a light wintry mix in some areas through about midday. Watch out for slippery spots on roads and sidewalks in any areas that see freezing drizzle. The NWS has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for much of the area through midday to account for this chance of slippery travel conditions.
The precipitation this afternoon should mainly be light rain showers or drizzle for most as temps climb well above freezing. In fact, central and southern parts of the viewing area will likely see highs in the 40s. Breezy SE winds 10-20, with gusts around 30 mph, will make it feel a bit cooler.
The precipitation tapers and shifts east around dinner time this evening. Otherwise, mostly cloudy and dry tonight with lows in the upper teens (north) to low-mid 20s.
Mostly cloudy Friday with cooler and more seasonable highs in the 25-30F range. An area of low pressure will track by to our southeast Friday night, bringing a slight chance of light snow to far southeast parts of our viewing area. Much of our area should remain dry Friday night.
Looking Ahead… Another area of low pressure will track by just to our southeast on Saturday. This will bring another chance of snow to the region, with just light snow expected at this time in the La Crosse area. Snow chances increase as you go south and east of La Crosse, with moderate to heavy snow possible in parts of SE Wisconsin, eastern Iowa and northern Illinois. Stay tuned for updates in case this system wants to track farther north. A little light snow could linger into Sunday as well. Temps this weekend will be seasonable with highs in the low-mid 20s.
Slight chance of light snow lingering into Monday morning, otherwise expect a mostly cloudy day with highs in the low-mid 30s. A couple more disturbances will bring chances for snow Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Highs will be in the low 30s Tuesday, then drop into the upper teens to near 20F Wednesday.
It looks to get even colder later next week with highs only in the single digits and teens… and overnight lows will drop into the single digits above and below zero, perhaps even teens below zero far north. Thursday and Friday look dry at this point, with a mix of sun and clouds.
Have a good Thursday… and stay tuned for updates concerning the forecast for this weekend. -Bill Graul
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