Periods Of Rain Through Midday
Cooler & Less Humid Tonight & Friday
Thursday’s Forecast High: 75F / Tonight’s Low: 54F…
Even with clouds for much of the day, it was another warm and humid day Wednesday with highs ranging from the upper 70s to mid 80s. Some spots saw scattered showers and t-storms during the afternoon, but only a trace of rain was recorded at the La Crosse airport.
Today a frontal boundary will remain stalled across the region through midday. The result will be a rainy morning, with some isolated t-storms in spots as well. The rain could be moderate to heavy at times, with some spots likely seeing 1″ to 3″ of rainfall before it tapers this afternoon. This has prompted the NWS to issue some “Flood Headlines” for this morning and through mid-afternoon. Please use caution today if you encounter any flooding… and never drive through flooded roadways. Also, keep an eye on the water levels of smaller creeks, streams and rivers.
A cold front will finally kick the stalled out boundary off to our south/east this afternoon. Some spots may even see some partial clearing late today, especially north and west of La Crosse. Otherwise, it will be a bit cooler today with highs mainly in the 70s.
Skies will become mostly clear tonight. It will be cooler and less humid. Open up those windows for some free A/C as lows will range from the upper 40s to low-mid 50s. Partly sunny and cooler Friday with highs in the upper 60s to around 70F. It will be much less humid as well. Expect rather breezy conditions, with NW winds 10-20 and gusts to 25 mph.
Looking Ahead… A pleasant weekend is shaping up for the region. A disturbance looks like it will pass just to our southwest Saturday, but far enough that our area will stay dry with a mix of sun and clouds. Expect lots of sunshine Sunday. Highs will be around 70F Saturday, then low-mid 70s Sunday… with low humidity both days.
Isolated showers and t-storms will be possible Monday with highs in the mid 70s. The pattern then turns more summer-like again with highs back in the 80-85F range Tuesday through Friday. Humidity will increase once again as well. With the warmer and more humid air will come periodic chances for showers and t-storms. As of now, the greatest chances for rain look to be Tuesday and Wednesday, as it looks like another frontal boundary will stall somewhere close to the region.
In the meantime, stay dry today and have a good Thursday! -Bill Graul
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