Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI
AWUS83 KARX 170749
Weather Summary for Upper Mississippi River Valley
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
245 AM CDT Mon Oct 17 2016
Downright balmy weather conditions were noted all across the region
overnight, courtesy of southerly winds in advance of low pressure
developing over western Kansas. Moisture increasing into the region
helped set off a round of showers and thunderstorms, especially for
areas north of Interstate 94 and into northern Wisconsin, where
small hail was reported with some storms. Closer to home, skies were
partly to mostly cloudy with some fog developing into western Iowa
and Minnesota, while temperatures held in the 60s to lower 70s.
One more really warm day by October standards is on the way today,
as stronger low pressure tracks directly across the area. As that
feature approaches this afternoon, look for showers and
thunderstorms developing, mainly for areas along and north of
Interstate 90. A few storms could become severe through the late
afternoon and evening hours, while all areas warm through the
70s to potentially near 80 degrees.
The passage of a cold front will end our threat for rain tonight,
while also ushering in gradually cooler conditions for the remainder
of the work week.