River Flood Threat Continues
Flood Warnings continue as many area rivers will crest above flood stage this weekend. This includes the Trempealeau River at Dodge, the Black River at Black River Falls, and many areas along the Kickapoo River. From Viola down through Solders Grove the Flood Warning goes through later Saturday, but further downstream the river is forecast to stay above flood stage until early next week.
Coldest Night of the Season
Of bigger concern tonight is the likelihood for the first freeze of the season for most of the area, excluding Monroe and Jackson counties where it has already frozen a couple times. The National Weather Service typically only issues one Freeze Warning every fall for each county, since the danger of freezing temperatures is mostly in potential damage to crops. Once we freeze once, the growing season is essentially over and there’s no need to issue it again. Temperatures today were cold, only climbing into the low to mid 40s but our wind made it feel colder. Factoring in the wind chill, it felt like the mid to upper 30s at best. Temperatures tonight will drop to around 30 degrees in La Crosse with wind chills in the 20s.
Improvement on the Way… Eventually
Tomorrow we will only warm up to the lower 40s and once again it’ll feel like the mid 30s much of the day. We get warmer Saturday with a high near 50 again, but another cold front keeps us chilly through early week until a warm front arrives late Tuesday. After that, we look to make a run into the 60s by the end of the week again!