Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI
AWUS83 KARX 170950
Weather Summary for Upper Mississippi River Valley
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
350 AM CST Fri Feb 17 2017
A warm front continued to lift slowly north across Iowa during
the late evening and overnight hours. Even ahead of the warm
front, it was a very mild night across the Upper Midwest. Early
morning temperatures ranged from around 20 in northeast Wisconsin,
to the lower 40s across southern Iowa, around 20 degrees above
The warm front is going to lift into central Minnesota and central
Wisconsin today, bringing even warmer temperatures to much of the
region. Record or near record highs are possible across the
central and south parts of the region today. Under mostly sunny
skies, look for highs today to range from some 40s in northeast
Wisconsin and northern Minnesota, to the lower 70s across southern
A weak cold front is going to slide across the region tonight.
This front will do little more than switch the winds from south
and southwest to west and northwest. Lows across the region
tonight will mostly be in the 30s, even behind the cold front.
Looking ahead, dry and unseasonably warm weather will continue
through the weekend, with highs across the region Saturday and
Sunday mostly in the mid 40s to around 60.