Weather Outlook: Warm Up Continues

The good news- finally there are no more flood warnings in our area, as the last flood warning on the Kickapoo River was canceled today when the river fell below flood stage at all locations, though impacts from high levels remain.

It’s getting warmer and more humid: Highs were back in the 80s for just the 3rd time this month for La Crosse. More are on the way as southerly winds persist in bringing us warm and humid air through the weekend. The month of September averages 8 days with 80 degrees or warmer high temperatures, and by the end of the weekend we could already be there.

Along with sunshine and highs in the 80s, dew points will be in the low 60s over the next few days and climb into the mid 60s by the weekend. Today’s breeze was part of our warm up, with winds out of the due south at 10 to 20 mph much of the day. Gusts were in the 20s, and we can expect similar conditions tomorrow. We will stay dry, through the weekend, though there is a very small chance for a few showers Saturday before a cold front arrives early next week.

Here’s your latest 7 Day Forecast from Stormtracker 19:

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer has been our evening meteorologist for News 18 since June of 2016. Prior to that, he was our Saturday meteorologist starting in September 2014. Matt was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He enjoys all the extremes that mother nature throws at the Badger State: from severe thunderstorms to blizzards to subzero temperatures. Matt studied meteorology in the Midwest as well, earning his Bachelor's of Science in Meteorology at Valparaiso University in Indiana. There, Matt was heavily involved in VUTV Weather, the Valpo student chapter of AMS/NWA, and VUSIT (Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team). He's logged more than 20,000 miles chasing and studying severe storms all across the country and witnessed nine tornadoes including six in one day! Matt describes himself as a Wisconsin boy at heart and enjoys cheering for the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Admirals just to name a few. He loves simply being outdoors and enjoys the Wisconsin wilderness especially in fall, and whitetail deer season!

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