Actively Changing Weather Today & Through The Weekend

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Were you able to enjoy the beautiful weather yesterday? Abundance of sunshine and surface heating brought the temperatures to the 80s and upper 70s. Overnight the start of a wet pattern set up, a low pressure worked into the Great Lakes and brought a line of storms but the sunshine has returned.

Jamie Steinhoff
Jamie sent in a photo of the line of storms as it move in

Rainy Start…              

A line of showers and storms pushed through the region and brought heavy rain and gusty winds. Although, clearing has occurred quickly after the showers to allow for mostly sunny skies. It will also be humid today with significant moisture lingering which will make it feel like summer. Although we will be watching the skies, with the abundance of moisture and warming it may set the stage for more storms this evening.  Make sure to stay weather aware.

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Chance for sunshine this afternoon with possible evening storms

Wet, Wet Weather…

A cold front will pass through the region this afternoon but will pass through quietly and become stationary south of the region. This will cause for a big cool down overnight and then only allow for highs in the low 60s through Sunday. The stationary front will also keep the convection and moisture within the region. And this will allow for showers and storms continue and even become widespread at times throughout the weekend. Estimated 2 to 4 inches of rain possible from today through Sunday, which next week will bring the attention to the river levels.

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2 to 4 inches of rain possible through the weekend

Severe Weather…

With the possibility of storms throughout the weekend, we will be watching these storms closely. Although, as of this morning the main threat with these storms will be heavy rain, gusty winds, lightning and hail. Make sure to know before you go if you have plans this weekend.

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Main threat will be heavy rain, hail and gusty winds

Flood warnings remain in effect…

River Flood Warnings are in effect until late Friday night for Wabasha and until late Sunday night for McGregor along the main stem of the Mississippi River. Minor flooding is expected to continue.

The Mississippi River forecast…

The river stage at La Crosse is 11.4 feet. The river will slowly fall. Current forecasts indicate that the water levels will remain below flood stage.

 

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-Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alyssa Triplett

Alyssa Triplett

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