Lingering Rain & Snow Showers In Spots This Evening -Bill Graul
Another Round Of Snow Possible Saturday Night
Tonight’s Forecast Low: 29F / Saturday’s Forecast High: 38F…
Rain and snow showers impacted the region Thursday night into Friday… with minor snow accumulations less than 1/2″ on some of the ridge tops and across higher terrain. No snow accumulated in most of the valleys, including the La Crosse area.
Still expect some lingering light rain and snow showers this evening, but most should taper around 10 p.m. or so. Otherwise, it will be a mostly cloudy and blustery night with lows in the 24-30F range. Winds will be from the NW 10-20 mph, with gusts around 25 mph possible. This will add an extra bite to the chilly conditions.
Partly to mostly cloudy Saturday and dry for much of the day. Chilly though with highs in the 35-40F range. A clipper system will then bring another round of snow Saturday night into early Sunday. It looks like the bulk of the snow or mix would fall from about 7 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday.
As of now, light snow accumulations look like a good bet with this system… with the highest totals expected near and north/east of I-94. Expect lower amounts south/west where rain or drizzle could mix in at times. Like last night, elevation will likely come into play as well… with more snow accumulating across higher terrain. Due to possible travel impacts and the fact we are early in the snow season… Saturday night will be an ALERT NIGHT if you will. Use caution and be sure to stay tuned for updates on expected snowfall amounts.
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Once the snow tapers off Sunday morning, expect mostly cloudy skies… with some partial clearing late in the day. Temps remain chilly, with highs in the mid-upper 30s.
Looking Ahead… Still chilly to kick off the new work-week with highs Monday in the mid-upper 30s. Breezy and warmer Tuesday, with highs around 50F. Isolated rain showers possible Wednesday, with highs in the mid 40s.
Cooler again next Thursday through Saturday, with highs dropping back into the upper 30s to low 40s…. with a mix of clouds and sun. That 3-day stretch looks mainly dry at this time.
Have a good weekend, but stay tuned for updates on those snow chances Saturday night. -Bill Graul
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