Wet Tonight, but Drying Out Tuesday

RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS remain in effect until further notice for the Mississippi River at Wabasha downstream through PdC/McGregor. The Mississippi crested at 15.54′ in Wabasha… 17.30′ in Winona… 14.55′ in La Crosse… and 21.34′ in the PdC/McGregor area. The river is back on the rise along the Mississippi and looks to reach a third crest this coming week. There is the potential for moderate to major flooding along the Mississippi. The Trempealeau River at Dodge, the Black River at Galesville are also experiencing flooding.

Good evening… we are keeping eye on a low pressure system moving across Iowa toward the Wisconsin/Illinois border. A large area of precipitation is associated with this low. For those living along and north of I-90, mainly steady rain has been falling, with some isolated heavier showers occurring. Farther south, rain and a few t-storms were occurring. A few stronger storms are possible across parts of Crawford and Richland Counties through sunset, with mainly rain expected after that. Rain should clear the area late tonight. After that, look for a cloudy sky and lows ranging from the middle 30s in the far north to the lower to middle 40s in the south.

As we head into Tuesday, there could be some lingering cloud cover. However, we are expecting sunshine to make an appearance by mid morning to early afternoon. Look for highs in the lower to mid 60s.

Looking Ahead… Wednesday looks to be the gem of the week, with sunshine and highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s..

A weak disturbance crosses the area Wednesday night into Thursday morning and will produce a chance of light rain during this time period. Look for a high near 70 Thursday.

After another break Friday, we’ll see a more potent system arrive for Friday night into Saturday. At this time, it appears we’ll see a good chance of rain during this period. While rain looks likely, it is still unclear how much rain will fall. Some models have heavier rain falling during this period, while others keep the rain much lighter. This is important as area rivers are already running high and additional heavy rain could have an impact on river levels. With plenty of clouds and rain expected, look for cool temperatures as highs fall back into the 50s. It will also be rather breezy Saturday.

We’ll see a chance of lingering rain Sunday, but temperatures will still remain in the 50s.

Yet another system brings more rain for the start of the new workweek as cool temperatures hang on.

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