August 25, 2016 Updated: 12:30 PM
After another round of heavy rain yesterday, mainly impacting the southern Coulee Region, river flooding is occurring along the Kickapoo River in Crawford County. Flood Warnings are in effect until Friday.
It is hard for me to believe that it is almost the end of August and the end of meteorological summer. But, Mother Nature will give us a jump start into fall with our weather in the next two days. Temperatures this afternoon will remain in the mid 70s for highs, about five degrees below average. And, although these temperatures are just a couple degrees cooler than earlier this week it will feel noticeably different without the humidity. Dewpoints yesterday rose into the upper 60s. That felt sticky at times, but with those dewpoint temperatures in the low and mid 50s today it will feel much more refreshing. High pressure is dominating the weather pattern for us to end the work week keeping the sky mostly sunny and the winds from the west and northwest. Speaking of those winds, they will be increasing this afternoon blowing at up to 15 miles per hour making it feel even cooler and more fall-like at times.
Tonight will be cool and mostly clear with lows around 50°. Friday will see increased sunshine along with temperatures again in the middle 70s. Overall a very nice day and night for some high school football...and it will feel like football weather for sure!
Heading into the weekend there is a chance of storms. The next system looks to develop late Friday moving into our area tomorrow night bringing a few showers. Especially on Saturday there is a threat for more heavy rain with the storms passing through. Temperatures will be slowly returning to near normal levels this weekend, but thanks to the extra clouds on Saturday highs will stay in the low to mid 70s. Sunday will start out with some rain and maybe a thunderstorm but through the rest of the day the weather will be improving leading to clearing skies and warmer temperatures. Just in time for the final weekend of August we'll see a seasonable day in the upper 70s. As we begin the work week Monday is looking dry but there may be a couple of scattered showers Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will be comfortable, near average, in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Enjoy this preview of fall weather and all the sunshine!
-Meteorologist Monica Ott