A Rather Wet Period Expected by Week's End

High Today: 73F / Low Tonight: 50F - Last updated Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:43 PM...

RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS remain in effect until further notice for the Mississippi River at Wabasha and the PdC/McGregor area. The river has dropped below flood stage in the La Crosse and Winona areas. The river remains slightly above flood stage in Wabasha and PdC/McGregor with minor flooding occurring. The Mississippi crested at 15.54' in Wabasha... 17.30' in Winona... 14.55' in La Crosse... and 21.75' in the PdC/McGregor area. Remember to NEVER drive or walk through flooded areas.

Good Monday evening... we are watching a weak frontal boundary slowly sinking south toward the area. This front will produce cloudy periods and possibly a stray shower or two late tonight, mainly between 3AM and 5AM. With clouds and a light southerly breeze, look for lows to range from the middle 40s to lower 50s.

A weak ridge of high pressure slides into the region Wednesday. It wil bring a partly to mostly sunny sky and highs in the lower to middle 70s.

Looking Ahead... We will see a frontal boundary stall out over northern Iowa and southern Wisconsin from Thursday through the weekend. Several pieces of energy will ripple along the front and bring periodic chances for showers and t-storms. Right now, the most widespread rain chances look to be centered around Friday through Sunday. I don't think any of the days will be all-day washouts, but you'll want to keep the rain gear handy. There could also be a few strong to isolated severe storms in parts of the region Friday evening... and again Saturday. In addition to the severe threat, we could see occasional bouts of heavier rain. Because we are north of this boundary, clouds and rain will keep our highs mainly in the 60s. Should that boundary end up farther north, we'll see warmer temperatures and lower rain chances as they will be pushed northward. Stay tuned!

Monday is looking mainly dry with partly sunny skies and highs around 70F. Another chance of rain arrives Monday night into Tuesday. Highs Tuesday will be in the upper 60s. It also looks rather breezy Tuesday.

Have a great night! -Cory Malles

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