Rain Likely This Afternoon Through Midnight Tonight
Slight Chances For Light Showers Thursday & Friday
Wednesday’s Forecast High: 53F / Tonight’s Low: 37F…
Even with more clouds than sun Tuesday, temps were near or slightly above average. In fact, the high in La Crosse was 53F… which was 5 degrees above average.
Get ready for another round of rain. Clouds will thicken this morning as a cold front and area of low pressure approach from the west. There’s a slight chance of light rain showers or sprinkles late this morning to around midday.
Rain becomes likely this afternoon and through about midnight tonight. Even with the clouds and rain chances today, temps will climb into the upper 40s to low-mid 50s.
It may get just cold enough for the rain to mix with or change to snow for a time tonight in our far northern counties, generally north of I-94. Any snow accumulations would be minimal. Rainfall totals through tonight could approach or exceed .50″ in some areas, especially near and north of I-90.
The rain and snow will quickly shift east of our area after midnight, but skies will remain mostly cloudy. Lows will fall into the 30s. Mostly cloudy Thursday with just isolated light rain showers or sprinkles possible, especially south. Highs Thursday will be in the mid-upper 40s.
Looking Ahead… Small chance of light rain showers or sprinkles Friday. Otherwise, more clouds than sun with highs in the low-mid 50s. Another system will bring a good chance of rain Saturday, with the chance of rain lingering into Sunday morning as well. Highs both days this weekend will be in the upper 40s to low 50s. The rain could mix with snow in spots Saturday night and early Sunday if temps get close enough to freezing. The best chance of this happening would be across northern parts of the viewing area.
Dry and warmer to start next week, with highs Monday in the upper 50s… with partly cloudy skies. A weak disturbance will bring a chance of light rain showers on Tuesday, but still mild with highs in the mid 50s. Partly sunny, dry and seasonable next Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the low 50s.
Have a good Wednesday, but be prepared for the rain this afternoon and tonight. -Bill Graul
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