Strong Storms End Late
A Nice Day Tomorrow
Published Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10:37 PM
Good evening… it was a hot and humid day across the region. La Crosse saw a high of 95, which beat the old record of 93, set in 1934. By early evening, a cool front started to settle into this air mass. The result was a round of severe t-storms. These storms produced numerous reports of hail as large as two inches in diameter and wind gusts between 60 and 70 mph in spots. There were reports of tree and power line damage throughout the area, which caused sporadic power outages.
The good news is the severe threat with those storms continues to wane. We could still see some gusty storms with heavy downpours through about 1 AM, but the threat of widespread severe weather is coming to an end. For the rest of tonight, look for showers and t-storms to continue into the late evening before moving out of the area. We’ll see lows in the 60s.
As we head into tomorrow, look for a much quieter day. We’ll see plenty of sunshine. It will be warm, but not as warm as today. Look for highs in the lower to middle 80s. It won’t feel quite as humid, as well. We’ll see a clear and quiet night tomorrow night as lows drop back into the middle 50s to near 60.
We’ll see a mix of clouds and sun Thursday. Another weak disturbance will arrive later in the day and bring a slight chance of showers and t-storms. We’ll see a better chance of showers and t-storms Thursday night as that disturbance slips across the area.
Looking ahead… expect a pretty typical June-like pattern. We will see at least a slight chance at a shower or t-storm just about every day as weak ripples of energy move through the region. However, I am expecting a lot of dry time each day, as well. The highest rain chance looks to arrive around Tuesday of next week. As far as temperatures are concerned, look for highs to hold in the upper 70s to lower 80s. They will get a bit of a boost Monday ahead of an approaching cool front, warming into the middle and upper 80s. Look for lows to remain between 55 and 65.
Have great night. –WKBT Cory Malles