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Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. this weekend

A Pacific storm system will continue to impact the West Coast through Sunday. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. At higher elevations, strong winds and heavy snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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Rochester MN

7 Day Forecast

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La Crosse Local Forecast Office

Tonight

Areas Freezing Drizzle

Areas
Freezing Drizzle

Low: 30 °F

Sunday

Wintry Mix Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Wintry
Mix

High: 37 °F

Sunday
Night

Chance Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Rain

Low: 36 °F

Monday

Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Rain

High: 38 °F

Monday
Night

Rain/Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Rain/Snow
Likely

Low: 32 °F

Tuesday

Chance Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Rain/Snow

High: 36 °F

Tuesday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

Low: 27 °F

Wednesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Snow

High: 31 °F

Wednesday
Night

Blustery

Blustery

Low: 22 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Tonight A chance of freezing drizzle. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 30. South wind around 10 mph.
  • Sunday Occasional rain, snow, and freezing drizzle before 2pm, then a chance of rain between 2pm and 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow after 4pm. Areas of fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Sunday Night A 50 percent chance of rain. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 36. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Monday Rain. Patchy fog before 9am. High near 38. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Monday Night Rain and snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tuesday A chance of snow before 2pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 2pm and 5pm, then a chance of snow after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.
  • Wednesday A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 18 mph.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 18 mph.
  • Christmas Day Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind 9 to 15 mph.
  • Thursday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 22. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
  • Friday A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 13 to 16 mph.
  • Friday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. West wind 11 to 15 mph.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 20. West wind 9 to 13 mph.