LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Monica Ott
**FLOOD WARNINGS: Chippewa, Trempealeau, Mississippi and Yellow Rivers**
Scattered showers are moving through parts of Western Wisconsin early this morning, associated with a weak warm front and low pressure in the area. The sky is cloudy and temperatures are in the 40s and 50s.
The axis of an upper trough over the Upper Midwest will move in today, sliding through with more clouds than sun along with a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures will be cooler with the trough in the area and the extra clouds, with highs in the lower 60s.
This feature will then finally move to our east by Wednesday, bringing gradual improvements to our weather. After a few lingering showers very early in the morning we will dry out with a mix of clouds and sunshine as temperatures rise a few more degrees into the mid 60s. The weather will then really get much nicer moving into Thursday as a mostly sunny sky returns and it will warm back to around 70 or so. The upper level flow will be flattening out and with another trough developing over the Northern Plains, we will be on the southern side of it late this week. We will have to watch just how far south this ends up coming, but for now this will allow moisture to increase and temperatures to return to around average.
The next weak front and low pressure is forecast to work into Minnesota by Friday, possibly bringing more scattered showers and storms into the area by late in the day. Outside of the scattered rain chances, it will be partly sunny with highs in the lower 70s. This will then slide to our east and should allow for a dry start to the weekend. Saturday should feature sunshine and clouds with pleasant highs in the 70s. Chances are low at this time but we will be watching how the rest of the holiday weekend unfolds as another system may be in the area. This could bring a shower or storm on both Sunday and Monday but it's just too early to pin down any specific rain chances this far out. Overall though, much of the holiday weekend looks mostly dry.