Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
223 AM CST Thu Nov 23 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Friday)
Issued at 223 AM CST Thu Nov 23 2017

First off, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I think most of us will be
thankful for this nice forecast today as high pressure will be our
dominate weather feature. Beside a few high level cirrus clouds from
time to time, net outcome will be mostly sunny skies with highs
topping off in the upper 30s to the middle 40s.

Southerly flow kicks in tonight in response to low pressure tracking
from Saskatchewan into western Ontario. This will keep overnight
lows from falling off too much with temperatures only dropping into
the 30s.

Warmer start on Friday and southwest flow ahead of an approaching
cold front will boost temperatures to near 50s across north central
WI to the middle and upper 50s elsewhere. Will likely see a few
lower 60s across far northeast IA/far southwest WI. Cold front
pushes through during the afternoon but look like better moisture
convergence/chance of rain will be north of I-94.

High pressure builds in Friday night for clearing skies with
overnight lows expected to be in the 30 to 35 degree range.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 223 AM CST Thu Nov 23 2017

Quiet and relatively mild weather through this weekend into next
week as the main storm track stays farther north over Canada keeping
us dry. Flow off the Pacific/Plains into the region will also keep
our temperatures at or above seasonal normals.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1014 PM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

Mid level clouds are departing at the moment and will be gone by
09Z in many areas, with just some cirrus at times expected through
Thanksgiving evening. Winds will shift northwest for a time later
tonight/Thursday morning before coming back southerly during the
evening hours, mainly 10 knots or less.




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