Rain and Possible Thunderstorms For Earth Day

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We could not have asked for a better Easter weekend. Much warmer than normal temperatures and mainly dry skies provided lots of outdoor time! It was the second warmest Easter ever and only the 5th time it has been in the 80s for Easter Day. The warmer weather will hold with his in the 70s today but weather changes come with thunderstorms possible this afternoon.

Well above average day for Easter, it’s now the second warmest Easter on Record

Rainy Monday…

Majority of the showers will hold off till the late afternoon, but a few scattered light rain showers are not out the picture for late morning/early afternoon. Our location will be just south of a stationary front and the warm air will continue in our region instead of cooling down quickly. High temperatures will be in the 70s south of I-90 and cooler North of I-90. Then strong thunderstorms possible this afternoon.

Thunderstorms possible this afternoon


As the low pressure approaches the region, times of heavy rain is possible. There is also a marginal risk for these storms to become severe. The mainly focus will be on the chance for strong winds and hail production, with isolated tornadoes. These storms could also bring heavy rain and bring attention back to the river levels.

Potential strong winds, hail production and isolated tornadoes this afternoon

Quick Turn Around…

The dreary weather doesn’t last long as a high pressure fills in Tuesday morning and skies will become mostly sunny by the afternoon and last through Wednesday. Temperatures return to more average for this time of the year.

An active weeks of sun and rain

Flood warnings remain in effect…

River Flood Warnings are in effect until further notice for locations along the main stem of the Mississippi River. Minor to moderate flooding is occurring. There are also Flood Warnings for the Trempealeau River at Dodge and for the Black River at Galesville.  Minor flooding is expected.

The Mississippi River forecast…

The river stage at La Crosse is currently in moderate flood at around 14.1 feet. The river will rise to about 14.5 feet this week.


Follow the forecast on WXOW; on our newscasts, online on our website, https://wxow.com/weather, and by using our WXOW Weather App!

-Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alyssa Triplett

Alyssa Triplett

Alyssa Triplett

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