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StormTeam 8 Detailed Forecast

Published On: Feb 05 2014 02:41:24 PM CST
Updated On: Sep 23 2014 08:27:32 AM CDT
Bill Graul


Bill Graul

StormTeam 8 Forecast:  High 73° / Low 54°... Areas of fog early... then sunny to partly cloudy skies and another nice day. Increasing clouds tonight with a few showers possible, mainly west of the Miss. River.

Updated Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:40 AM...

It's another foggy start for many parts of the region, especially in the river valleys and other low-lying areas. The visibility could be reduced to a 1/2 mile or less in some spots. Like yesterday, the fog should lift or mix out by about 9 or 9:30 am.

Otherwise, expect another nice day with lots of sun this morning. Some mid and high-level clouds will roll in from the west this afternoon in advance of a weak disturbance. Highs today will be in the upper 60s to low 70s, making for a gorgeous first full day of Fall.

A weak disturbance will try to track into the region from the west tonight and Wednesday, but it will be running into dry air left behind by departing high pressure. With that said, we can't fully rule out a chance for a few showers or sprinkles tonight... mainly west of the Miss. River.

That small chance for showers or sprinkles (only about 20%) will continue for the entire region Wednesday as the disturbance moves over the area before washing out. If anything falls, it will be very light. Otherwise expect some passing clouds with highs right around 70º.

Looking Ahead... Thursday through the weekend looks fantastic with plenty of sunshine, dry conditions and above average highs in the mid-upper 70s. Some spots (like La Crosse) could even flirt with 80º on Friday and Saturday. Overnight lows will mainly be in the 50s. What amazing weather we are expecting for Oktoberfest in La Crosse and Cranberry Fest in Warrens, WI.

The mild temps continue into the start of next week with highs Monday and Tuesday still in the 70-75º range. A weak boundary in the area could cause a few isolated t-showers both days.

A stronger system and cold front will bring a better chance of rain and some t-storms around Wednesday. It will also cool highs into the 60s.

Have a great Tuesday and Happy 1st full day of Fall! -Bill Graul