We saw a good mix of sun and clouds for your Monday and start of your work week. Temperatures were able to manage the upper 40s and 50s for many communities.
It was a little cool, but it was dry for everybody. Today, a weak storm system passing through will help to lock the clouds in place. We also can’t rule out a stray sprinkle or shower, especially north of I-90.
Weak Storm System Will Move Through Today
An area of low pressure to our west will make some moves today. It will keep trekking eastward across the Coulee Region. As it continues its journey, we will see the overspread of more clouds throughout the day.
Those clouds may squeeze out a stray sprinkle or shower, especially for communities north of I-90. Any chance for sprinkles/drizzle/shower will end early and flooding will most certainly NOT be a concern. Highs this afternoon will top out in the lower to mid 50s under the influence of some southeasterly winds.
Those southeast winds will average 5-10 mph through the afternoon. Overnight, clouds will slowly decrease leading to chilly and brisk conditions. Lows will bottom out in the lower to middle 30s with northwest winds averaging 5-10 mph.
Halloween Doesn’t Look Spooky At All!
An area of high pressure well off to the west will help to keep things all clear for your Halloween. We’ll start the day with some partly cloudy skies early on. Thereafter, it will be full sunshine with temperatures topping out in the middle to upper 30s.
This is a welcomed change from last years highs in the lower to mid 30s with a trace of snow! It will be a comfortable Wednesday afternoon and skies will remain clear heading into the overnight. That all important trick-or-treat forecast between 4 PM and 9 PM shows just a few clouds with temps in the 40s. If you run on the cooler side of things, you may want to grab an extra layer to wear underneath that costume.
After 9 PM, a cold front sweeps through and those temperatures will plummet into the 30s for many overnight. Upper 20s will be possible north and east of La Crosse.
It Will Be An Active End To The Work Week…
A series of systems will deliver rain chances beginning on Friday and lasting straight through Sunday. We start off with just some isolated chances Friday and then eventually likely shots for rain by late Saturday night into Sunday morning. It is still a ways out and there is much to be determined such as, does enough cold air sneak in to change things over to a rain/snow mix? We’ll iron out the details soon! Join me on Daybreak beginning at 4:30 AM for that full forecast including your trick-or-treat weather! Make it a great Tuesday!
– Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alex Wasilenko