LA CROSSE (WKBT) — A La Crosse school is going solar. Later this summer, crews will install a rooftop array of solar panels at Northside Elementary and Coulee Montessouri school.

Members of the community celebrated at the school today with the “Solar Show and Tell” event.

The Solar on La Crosse Schools team is excited for kids to see the difference it makes.

“This is their current home, but it’s also their future home. They are going to inherit however we treat this earth, and so I think it’s just super important that we demonstrate to kids what’s possible,” Heather Talbot, director of Solar on La Crosse Schools, said.

The project is fully funded by donations, and will save the district more than $12,000 annually in energy costs.

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Forecast Update

Another Round of Light Snow Late Tonight into Friday Morning

January 26, 2023 @ 8:12 pm

WHAT I'M TRACKING: Another clipper system will race southeast across the region and bring another round of light snow late tonight into Friday…

Plan my day

Tomorrow
23°F
Chance of snow showers late. Lows overnight in the low teens.
Tonight
12°F
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and colder with snow showers developing toward morning, mainly west of Madison. Wind: SW 5-15 MPH increasing to 10-20 MPH late
Today
32°F
Snow showers early. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low teens.