Partly Sunny & Cooler Today
Even Colder (But Seasonable) Tuesday & Wednesday
Monday’s Forecast High: 37F / Tonight’s Low: 18F…
What a beautiful early February weekend it was across the region! We FINALLY saw sunshine for the first time in about 10 days for most areas. Temps responded nicely with a high of 43F in La Crosse on Saturday, then 50F on Sunday! That 50F on Sunday missed tying a record high by a single degree. The record was 51F, set in 2006. Eau Claire tied a record high at 47F and Madison set a new record high at 51F.
Watch out for some patchy fog this morning, especially in southern parts of the viewing area. Also, with all of the melting snow over the weekend and increased moisture at the lower levels of the atmosphere, expect a thick layer of frost on the car windshield if it was parked outside overnight. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny and cooler today with highs in the 30s… but temps will still be about 5-10 degrees above average.
Mostly cloudy and colder tonight. Lows will be in the teens, perhaps some upper single digits north/northeast. A storm system we’ve been tracking now looks like it will track far enough to our south, that our area will remain mainly dry. Mostly to partly cloudy Tuesday. Temps will be even colder, but seasonable, with highs in the mid-upper 20s. Wednesday will be seasonably chilly as well, with highs in the upper 20s… under partly sunny skies.
Looking Ahead… Continued dry Thursday with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 20s to low 30s. A weak clipper-type disturbance will bring a slight chance of light snow showers or flurries on Friday. Expect highs in the upper 20s.
Few flurries are possible Saturday morning, otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies and highs around 30F. A storm system could bring a chance of snow or mix on Sunday with highs in the mid-upper 30s.
Dry, but colder to start next week with highs back in the upper 20s to low 30s, with mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies.
Have a good Monday and a great week ahead! -Bill Graul