StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 23°/ Low 10°... Mostly cloudy with some lingering flurries in spots this morning. Peeks of sun possible as the day progresses. Colder tonight with partly to mostly cloudy skies.
Last updated Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:35 AM...
Mostly cloudy skies to start today with some lingering flurries in spots. High pressure building in from the west should be enough for some peeks of sun as the day progresses. It won't be as breezy today, but chilly with highs in the upper teens to low 20s.
Tonight will be colder with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Expect lows in the single digits to low teens.
Clouds increase Saturday as a diturbance moves in from the west. Expect snow to develop Saturday afternoon from west to east, probably reaching La Crosse sometime in the 3pm to 5pm timeframe. Highs Saturday will be in the upper teens to low 20s.
Snow will be likely Saturday night and it now looks to continue through much of Sunday as an area of low pressure tracks by to our south. Highs Sunday will be in the mid-upper 20s.
As for how much snow to expect... as of this morning it's looking like 1"-2" over far northern parts of Wisconsin, 2"-5" north of I-90 (including Eau Claire & the Chippewa Valley) and 4"-7" south of I-90. As of now, around 4" or 5" looks like a safe bet in the La Crosse area. Keep in mind that the onset of this snow is still about 30-35 hours away, so we might have to tweak these numbers and/or adjust where the heaviest snow bands might fall... so stay tuned for updates!
The snow this weekend will be drier and fluffier thanks to the colder temperatures. This will make it easier to shovel, but it will also stick to the roads more than last weekends snow. This will create wintry driving conditions, especially Saturday night into Sunday.
Looking Ahead... Our attention heading into next week will then turn to an arctic cold front blasting south/southeast across the region either Monday night into Tuesday morning. As it slides through, expect at least a slight chance for some light snow or flurries. The main effect will be to usher in even colder air with highs only in the single digits to low teens Tuesday through Friday. Overnight lows will tumble into the single digits above and below zero. Winds will pick up once again Tuesday through Thursday and could result in wind chills in the teens and 20s below zero! Brrrrrr!
Another system could bring some snow to the region later next Friday into the start of next weekend.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend! -Bill Graul