LA CROSSE, Wis - High Today: 39F / Low Tonight: 25F - Last updated Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:55 AM...
As advertised, a weak disturbance zipped across the region last night with a brief period of light rain and snow showers. Amounts were light, but there could be some isolated slippery spots on area roads this morning.
Today we will be between systems with a dry day expected, however it will be mostly cloudy and cooler with highs only in the mid-upper 30s.
A second and stronger system is still on track to bring snow to our area tonight. Expect snow to develop this evening from west to east. As of this morning, it looks like the snow will develop in the immediate La Crosse area after about 7 or 8 p.m. Periods of snow will continue overnight, but taper and shift east by sunrise Saturday morning. Expect 1" to 4" of snow in most areas tonight and this will cause wintry driving conditions, so be prepared. As a result, the NWS has put most of the News 8 viewing area under a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY from 6:00 this evening through 6 a.m. Saturday. The good news is this system should also provide a nice "tracking snow" for deer hunters this weekend.
Lingering flurries are possible Saturday morning and roads will likely still be snow covered and slippery in spots, so use caution. Otherwise expect decreasing clouds Saturday and it will be colder with highs only in the low 30s. NW winds 5-15 mph will make it feel even colder, so be sure to bundle up. Sunday will be mostly sunny and dry, but cold with highs only in the upper 20s to low 30s.
Looking Ahead... It remains cold to start next week with highs Monday and Tuesday only in the low-mid 30s. A weak disturbance could cause some light snow showers or flurries on Monday, especially north and east.
Wednesday and Thanksgiving Thursday still look dry at this point. Temps will be more seasonable again with highs in the low-mid 40s.
A weak disturbance could cause some light rain showers on Black Friday with highs in the mid 40s.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend. Good luck hunters and be safe out there! -Bill Graul
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