LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Monica Ott
A fair sky to start with temperatures ranging from the upper teens to middle 30s. It will be cool this morning, but temperatures will actually rise to levels ten degrees above average today!
October 26 was the last time our temperature reached 50° or warmer, and it looks like today we at least have a shot at getting into the 50s.
The Coulee Region is most likely to see widespread warmth, but even up to the north, temperatures should mainly be in the mid to upper 40s.
So, a nice warm up, though it won't last long so if you have any outdoor work that needs doing, it might be a good day for it. Winds will pick up some from the southwest as a cold front drops out of Canada. This system will carry very little moisture, so other than some mid and high clouds at times, it will be a mostly sunny day. The low will be tracking well to our north and all of these factors will allow for an above average day. The front will then slide through dry, winds will shift to the northwest and colder air will funnel back in overnight along with more clouds rolling in this evening and tonight.
The next high pressure system will be building down from Canada, putting us back into northwest flow on Tuesday. The difference in pressure between the exiting front and this high will lead to some gusty winds, so the combination of colder air and those winds will make for a much colder day again. Highs will only be near 30 with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will then drop back down into the teens at night while only a slight rebound is expected on Wednesday. For those with holiday travel plans, the weather will remain quiet, not just here but throughout our region so other than the cold it will be dry with more sunshine and highs in the low 30's.
Thanksgiving will also see some nice weather and it will be a touch warmer. Weakening high pressure will be exiting as winds begin to shift back to the southwest. It will be partly to mostly sunny and seasonable with highs returning to the upper 30's. We will then continue to see milder air move up from the southwest as the next front arrives on Friday. The front will remain to our northwest, pushing our temperatures back up into the 40's though clouds will be moving back in and a few showers are also possible. Like the previous system, we can expect another shot of colder air once the front passes, and this will drop temperatures back down near the freezing mark as we head into next weekend. At this time it looks dry though, with a partly to mostly sunny sky both Saturday and Sunday.