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National Weather Service La Crosse WI
215 am CDT Sat Aug 24 2019

Short term...(today through Sunday night)
issued at 215 am CDT Sat Aug 24 2019

High pressure providing the area with mostly clear/cool conditions
early this morning. Temperatures across the area as of 2 am ranged
from the 40s in the sand country of central WI to the 50s elsewhere.

High pressure will continue to provide cooler/dry/pleasant
conditions today. Under mostly sunny skies, temperatures are
expected to top off in the 70s.

Warm air/weak moisture advection kicks in across the plains into
Minnesota/Iowa Sunday for some increase in cloud cover into the area.
However, any precipitation looks to hold off until Sunday night as
dry outflow from high pressure over the Great Lakes continues to
spill dry air into our area. Otherwise, plan on highs in the 70s
once again.

Most of the area looks to remain dry through Sunday night as better
plume of moisture transport stays focused from NE through north
central Minnesota. Could see a few "fringe of the moisture transport"
showers brush far northwest portions of the forecast area (southeast
Minnesota into west central wi). Slightly warmer overnight lows expected
otherwise -in the mid 50s to the lower 60s.

Long term...(monday through friday)
issued at 215 am CDT Sat Aug 24 2019

Showers and scattered thunderstorms will be seen for Monday/Monday
evening as a cold front pushes through the region. Precipitable
water values push into the 1.5-1.8 inch range, so there is the
potential for pockets of heavier rainfall. However, given the
progressive nature of this front and being relatively dry as of
late, flooding threat looks minimal at this time. Will of course
keep a close eye on this system.

Additional scattered showers are possible across north central WI
Tuesday with cooler cyclonic flow aloft and embedded trough rippling
through.

Cooler cyclonic flow lingers through the end of next week. There is
a chance of showers Thursday night across northeast Iowa/far southwest
WI as a mid-level trough rotates through that region.

Temperature-wise...slightly cooler through the period with highs in
the upper 60s to mid 70s and lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s.

&&

Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Saturday night)
issued at 1051 PM CDT Fri Aug 23 2019

VFR conditions expected through Sunday.

Klse: it is likely that the tributaries of the miss river
will have some fog Saturday morning. Clear skies favor fog
but winds of 8-12 mph at Ridgetop level will work to inhibit miss
River Valley fog at the airfield. Over the past hour via radar
observations, the lowest 1500 foot winds have increased into the
10-15 kt range.

&&

Arx watches/warnings/advisories...
WI...none.
Minnesota...none.
Iowa...none.
&&

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