Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI
AWUS83 KARX 170902
Weather Summary for Upper Mississippi River Valley
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
300 AM CST Tue Jan 17 2017
A wintry mess of freezing rain, sleet and snow continued to fall
across most of Wisconsin and parts of eastern Minnesota early this
morning. Untreated roads, sidewalks and parking lots were ice
covered and hazardous all across the region. Temperatures have
remained fairly steady...from the mid 20s over northern Wisconsin to
the mid 30s over eastern Iowa.
The icy, wintry mix of precipitation will gradually diminish and
move east as the day wears on, exiting into eastern Wisconsin by
late afternoon. Icy travel will continue along untreated roads.
Pedestrian traffic needs to be ready for icy sidewalks and other
untreated surfaces. Temperatures will not move much today...ranging
from the upper 20s over northern Minnesota to near 40 over eastern
Iowa. Lows tonight will range from the teens over northern Wisconsin
to the mid 20s over eastern Iowa. With these colder temperatures,
any standing water or slush spots will likely freeze, creating
another hazard for travelers.
Looking ahead, some welcome warming is on tap with highs expected to
reach or exceed 40 degrees for Thursday through the weekend.