Winds are light, and the recent rainfall has added plenty of low level moisture to the atmosphere. Dense fog and mist are in the area reducing visibility to less than 1/4 mile at times. A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is valid until 10AM for our southern counties. Take extra time for the morning commute and remember to use your headlights.
Most of the morning will be a little dreary with the fog hanging around, but let's look at the positive...it is getting everyone excited for Halloween with some spooky mist! Temperatures overnight stayed mild thanks to the clouds so we are starting out in the mid 40s to low 50s and it will be warmer than normal through the rest of the day.
Once the fog lifts later this morning, those stubborn clouds may hang around. I learned my lesson yesterday and will be a bit more pessimistic today just in case! We should at least see some sunshine this afternoon but highs may be trapped in the mid 60s depending on how long the fog is here, how long the clouds stick around and how much sunshine we get. A lot to watch throughout the day, but we will continue to update the forecast based on all of these variables. Overall, I think some of us may still have a shot toward 70. The most favored area for warmer temps will be across the Coulee Region. Most of us are now expecting south winds and temperatures mainly in the middle 60s this afternoon.
There is a cold front poised to move through tonight, but it will not bring any rain to the area, it will just cool us down for tomorrow and Sunday along with bringing a blustery day and a change in the wind direction. No doubt about it, today will be warmer than normal. The weekend will be above average as well but not quite as mild. High pressure will be back in control of the pattern, keeping us quiet. We'll start off the weekend with sunshine, breezy west winds of 10-15 miles per hour and highs in the lower 60s. Sunday will be less windy and slightly cooler with temperatures closer to 60. Both days will feature plenty of sunshine and many opportunities to get outside and enjoy this final October weekend.
By late Sunday some extra clouds will begin to move in ahead of the next storm system which looks to bring rain back into the forecast for early next week. It will also bring much cooler air back into the region. Usually this time of October our highs are in the mid 50s. Today and over the weekend, highs will be running about 5-10° warmer followed by temperatures 5-10° cooler by the end of next week. Trick or treat could be a little chilly with temps in the 40s! Looks like Mother Nature is planning to "even us out" just in time for Halloween. We wouldn't expect anything else living in Wisconsin!
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