Mild & Muggy Tonight, Slight Chance Of Storms Late -Bill Graul
Hot & Humid Weekend In Store
Tonight’s Forecast Low: 75F / Saturday’s Forecast High: 93F…
Today the high at the La Crosse airport was 94F… marking the 20th day this year reaching 90F or hotter. We average about 17 days per year reaching 90F or hotter in La Crosse, so we’ve already beat that… and still have a lot of summer left!
Tonight will be mild and muggy with lows ranging from the upper 60s to mid 70s. A cool front to the northwest could spark some scattered showers and t-storms late tonight into Saturday morning in our area. The timing looks to be after about 2 a.m. and storms could linger through about 9 or 10 a.m. Saturday… before dying out or shifting to our southeast.
There’s an outside chance for an isolated strong to severe storm over about the northern third of the viewing area. The main threats with any stronger storms would be gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall. Of course, lightning is always a threat with thunderstorms.
Slight chance of storms Saturday morning, otherwise partly cloudy, hot and humid. Highs tomorrow will range from the upper 80s to low-mid 90s. Heat indices (what it feels like) could climb into the upper 90s to near 100F in spots. Sunday will be hot and humid as well, with sunny to partly cloudy skies. Highs will mainly be in the upper 80s to low 90s.
Looking Ahead… This latest heatwave looks to continue through the middle of next week, with highs in the low-mid 90s for many. High humidity could cause heat indices in the upper 90s to near 100F at times. Just small chances for isolated showers and t-storms each day… Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – but the chances are only at about 20%.
Not quite as hot later in the week, with highs mainly in the mid-upper 80s Thursday through Saturday. Thursday and Friday look dry at this point, with just isolated t-showers possible next Saturday.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend! Stay cool! -Bill Graul
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