Not As Hot Today… But Still Plenty Warm
Next Chance Of T-Storms Thursday Night
Wednesday’s Forecast High: 86F / Tonight’s Low: 62F…
As advertised, it was a hot and humid Tuesday across the region with highs in the low-mid 90s. The high at the La Crosse airport was 96F, which was not only the hottest day so far this year… but also set a new record. The old record for June 2nd was 93F, set in 1934. High humidity made it feel even hotter, with heat indices in the 100-105F range during the afternoon hours in some spots.
Also as advertised, a cold front bumped into this hot and humid air mass… and brought a round of severe weather to the region. The NWS issued at least 12 warnings for the News 8 viewing area between about 5:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. There were numerous reports of damaging winds and large hail. The strong winds caused widespread tree damage and power lines to come down in spots. There were numerous widespread power outages as well.
Fortunately today will be much calmer, with lots of sunshine after some low clouds and fog early. It won’t be as hot today, but still plenty warm with highs well into the 80s. It will still be a bit muggy this morning, then dew points should drop a bit this afternoon.
Mostly clear and less humid tonight. It will likely be a good night to open up the windows and give your A/C a break, as lows will range from the mid 50s to low 60s. Most of Thursday is now looking dry, with our next system not arriving until tomorrow night with another chance of showers and t-storms. It will be another warm day Thursday, with highs again well into the 80s.
Looking Ahead… The chance of showers and t-storms could linger into Friday morning, but much of the day should be dry. Highs Friday will be in the low-mid 80s. Not quite as warm over the weekend with highs closer to 80F. Saturday continues to look dry, with a chance of scattered showers and t-storms Sunday.
Warmer heading into next week with highs back in the 85-90F range for most. Monday is looking dry, then a system and cold front will bring a chance of showers and t-storms in the Tuesday/Wednesday time frame. That front should knock temps back to more seasonable levels, with highs in the 75-80F range.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! -Bill Graul
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