Mild & Muggy Tonight With Isolated Showers/T-Storms Possible -Bill Graul
Heat Wave Continues Through Friday
Tonight’s Forecast Low: 72F / Wednesday’s Forecast High: 94F…
It was yet another hot and humid day with most spots seeing highs in the 90s. Our high of 97F marked the 6th day in a row of 90F or hotter temps in La Crosse and just missed tying the record high of 98F, set in 1985. High humidity caused the heat index (what it feels like) to rise to 99F in La Crosse during the later afternoon hours.
A few spots saw isolated showers and t-storms during the afternoon hours, and that chance for isolated showers will continue this evening… and through about 11 p.m. or midnight tonight. The coverage will only be about 20%, so many areas will remain dry. Otherwise, it will be another mild and muggy night with lows ranging from the mid 60s to low 70s.
Wednesday and Thursday will be similar to today… hot and humid with a mix of sun and clouds. Just isolated showers/t-storms will be possible during the afternoon/evening hours both days, but coverage will again only be around 10-20%. Our heat wave will continue with highs in the low-mid 90s for most. Heat indices could climb into the 95-100F range in some spots.
Looking Ahead… A cool front approaches from the west Friday, bringing a slightly better chance for some scattered showers and storms Friday afternoon into Friday night. There could even be some strong storms, so stay tuned for updates. Before the front arrives, it will be another hot and humid day with highs in the low and possibly mid 90s.
The cool front will break the humidity a bit for the weekend, and it won’t be as hot… but still plenty warm with highs in the mid-upper 80s. Expect a dry weekend, with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies.
Just isolated showers/t-storms possible next Monday and Tuesday, with highs mainly in the mid 80s. Next Wednesday looks dry at this time, with plenty of sunshine and highs remaining in the mid 80s.
Stay cool this week… and have a great night! -Bill Graul
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