Very Warm & Humid, Slight Chance Of PM T-Showers
Hot & Humid Through The 4th Of July Weekend
Wednesday’s Forecast High: 89F / Tonight’s Low: 69F…
We wrapped up the month of June with a high of 91F in La Crosse. High humidity caused heat indices (what it feels like) in the mid-upper 90s in many areas during the afternoon and early evening hours. Overall, the month of June was warmer and wetter in La Crosse.
We will start July much the same with very warm and humid conditions. Expect highs in the mid-upper 80s, perhaps 90F in any spots that see enough hours of sunshine. A weak boundary will bring a slight chance of showers and t-storms in spots this afternoon.
Any showers will taper around sunset this evening, or shortly thereafter. Otherwise expect partly cloudy skies and another mild and muggy night with lows in the 65-70F range. Light winds could lead to areas of fog late tonight into early Thursday morning, especially in river valleys and coulees.
Partly cloudy, hot and humid Thursday with highs in the mid 80s to around 90F. Heat indices will again climb well into the 90s during peak heating of the afternoon and early evening hours. Just isolated showers and t-storms will be possible during the afternoon/evening hours.
Looking Ahead… More of the same is expected for Friday and our 4th of July Saturday. It will be hot and humid with just small chances (20% or less) for isolated showers and t-storms in spots, primarily during the afternoon/evening hours. Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s, with heat indices in the mid-upper 90s possible in spots. Slightly better chances for showers and t-storms on Sunday (but still only about 30%) with highs in the upper 80s.
We will remain stuck in this very warm and humid pattern right through next week. In fact, after looking at longer range models, I could see us in this pattern through at least Saturday, July 11th. Expect highs in the upper 80s to around 90F, with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. There will be periodic slight chances for showers and t-storms, but expect more dry time than wet time each day.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! -Bill Graul
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