LA CROSSE, Wis - High Today: 87F / Low Tonight: 66F - Last updated Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 6:18 PM...
Due to all of the recent heavy rainfall, RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS continue for a couple area rivers. These include the Yellow River at Necedah and the Mississippi River at Wabasha, Winona and La Crosse. The Mississippi at La Crosse looks to rise above flood stage this evening. Stay tuned for updates as these river forecasts can be rather changeable.
It was a nearly perfect June day across the area. We saw a mix of sun and clouds and highs well into the 80s. The good news was our dew points stayed in the upper 50s to lower 60s, which made those middle and upper 80s feel comfortable.
An upper level disturbance will combine with a few weak boundaries sitting over the area to produce a chance at a few isolated showers and t-storms this evening. While I am not expecting any severe weather, some of the stronger storms... if they can form... could produce lightning, gusty winds and small hail. Because of their slow movement, they could also put down some heavy rainfall rates. Don't cancel any outdoor plans, just make sure to keep your News8000 First Alert Weather app handy. The showers and t-storms will end within a few hours after sunset, with clouds lingering through the rest of the night. Look for lows in the 60s.
Looking Ahead... Most of Monday looks dry, but we will pick up a slight chance of a late day shower or t-storm. We'll see a better chance of rain lae Monday night and Tuesday as our next storm system approaches from the west and southwest. Our severe threat for Monday night looks fairly limited, but we could see some heavy rainfall. This additional rain will cause area river to continue to rise and may lead to ponding of water in urban areas and low spots. There is a small window for severe weather Tuesday afternoon and evening, but it will be highly dependent on how much cloud cover lingers across the area from Monday night's activity.
Wednesday looks dry and seasonal with highs near 80°.
The heat and humidity will increase Thursday and through the start of July. Temperatures will be near 90°F next weekend. We could see several complexes of showers and t-storms through the period, particularly at night into the early morning hours. However, there are still some lingering questions as to where these complexes will form. Some model data suggests they will stay north and west of the local areas, while others suggest we may see more of an impact. Stay tuned. As always... keep that News8000 First Alert Weather App handy.
Have a great night! -Cory Malles
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