Weather Outlook: Windy and colder


Rain has mostly ended, though a few showers could linger this evening. Areas in northern Wisconsin have a chance for some flurries mixing in as temperatures plummet overnight with lows in the upper 30s for us. Below is some of the higher rain totals reported to the National Weather Service

Flood Concerns: Rising Rivers

Area streams and rivers are rising. Below is the latest River Flood Warning Information

Getting Cold and Windy

A strong wind is bringing these colder temperatures, with gusts tonight over 30mph at times. Wind chills tomorrow morning will be in the lower 30s, and with continued wind and cloud cover temps won’t warm much with highs in the low 40s at best, meaning afternoon wind chills will still be stuck in the 30s. We will start to see some sunshine again, especially later in the day.

The wind does get lighter tomorrow night, and the sky starts to clear out. Without that cloud blanket, temps will fall to near freezing, bringing La Crosse’s first chance at freezing temperatures. Frost will be likely across all of the Coulee Region. A weak cold front will move through Saturday night and Sunday morning, bringing slight chances for drizzle. Temperatures look to stay chilly all next week, with another chance for rain on Tuesday.

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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