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Southerly winds will keep temps balmy through weekend

Something more than a hint of spring will be in the air when temperatures reach highs in the mid- to upper 50s this weekend.

"Just staying warm," Clint Aegerter, a meteorologist of the National Weather Service in La Crosse, said about the weekend weather forecast.

The forecast is for balmy temps to continue into Wednesday of next week, with winter possibly reasserting itself with a mix of snow and rain by the end of the week

The highs for Saturday and Sunday are projected to be 53 and 58 degrees. Normal highs for those two days of the calendar in mid-February are 29 and 30 degrees. While the weekend temperatures will be well above normal, they are expected to fall just short of record-breaking.The record high for Saturday is 60 in 1981 and 59 in 1930.

"It's approaching records but not quite there," Aegerter said. "You're just getting southerly winds, and they're bringing some warm air up from Iowa and farther South. It's just one of those patterns. It happens occasionally. It's a little out of the ordinary."


After the sunny weekend, rain is forecast for Monday. Meteorologists are tracking a system that could bring ice and rain by the end of the week, but it's too soon to say for sure, Aegerter said.

"The storm has been kind of all over the place, but it's something to keep an eye on," he said.

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