Slippery Morning Commute; Cold & Clear Tonight…

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It was a cold day across the Coulee Region on Thursday. Temperatures came up 10-15 degrees short of our average for this time of year.

High Temperatures Yesterday
High temperatures struggled to top 30 degrees for many yesterday afternoon.

Many communities only saw high temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s under mostly cloudy skies. However, there were a few peeks of sunshine throughout the day. Those cold temps set the stage for light snow to enter over night. Today, we will be dealing with a slippery morning commute and a cold, but clear overnight.

Light Snow Overnight Is Leading To Slippery AM Commute…

Stormtracker 19 Radar
The Stormtracker 19 Radar (5AM) shows snow continuing to push east and out of the Coulee Region this morning.

A weak area of low pressure merged with some moisture over the central plains yesterday afternoon. Last night, the merged area of low pressure took aim at the Coulee Region with some light snow throughout the area. Those light snow showers and flurries are expected to continue until about the end of the morning commute. What that means is that the morning commute will be slick and slippery. Make sure to take it easy on area roadways. You can always check MN511.org and WI511.org for the latest road conditions across Minnesota and Wisconsin. The snow pushes east through the afternoon leading to a good mix of sun and clouds. Highs will only top out in the 20s and low 30s.

Today's Forecast Highs
High temperatures will struggle to make it to the freezing mark for many today.

Winds will kick up 10-20 mph behind the storm as it departs. Gusts could exceed 30 mph in some communities through SE Minnesota and NE Iowa. Overnight, it gets down right cold. Temps will bottom out in the single digits and teens with gusty northwest winds. Wind chills will be sub zero for some by late tonight.

Clearing Out & Cooling Down By Saturday!

High pressure slides down from Canada just in time for your Saturday. It will bring with it slightly cooler temperatures than Friday’s afternoon highs.

Today's Surface Map
Your Friday surface map shows high pressure sliding south out of Canada. Just in time for Saturday!

High pressure will also arrive with some partly sunny skies and calmer conditions. Winds will finally relax and turn out of the south at 5-10 mph by Saturday afternoon. That will push high temps into the 20s and low 30s. Overnight, clouds increase as temps remain chilly. Lows will dip back into the mid 20s.

Veterans Day Will Be Chilly!

Veterans Day Forecast
Temps on Sunday will be in the 30s under mostly cloudy skies. Bundle up!

Veterans Day is shaping up to be a mostly cloudy day with a storm system skirting northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. There is a stray chance for a flurry through our northern communities, but it will be a mainly dry day. Temps will be chilly and will only top out in the 30s. If you have outdoor ceremonies or memorials to attend, make sure to bundle up out there! Join me on Daybreak beginning at 4:30 am for the latest details on that snowy forecast to kick off your Friday. We’ll also talk about that all important weekend forecast! See you then!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

– Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alex Wasilenko

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Alex Wasilenko

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STORMTRACKER 19 WEATHER

La Crosse
28°
Winona
30°
Decorah
21°
Whitehall
19°
Prairie Du Chien
21°
Tomah
21°
Rochester
24°
Warmer Thursday…

Warmer Thursday…

The jet stream is allowing more warmth to develop in the Upper Midwest for another day or so. Southerly winds

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