LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Oppressive heat will roast the Coulee Region for a 2nd day in a row with temperatures near 100 degrees and the heat index rising to 105 degrees. A *Heat Advisory* is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight.
The dew point temperature will be higher today, making the heat feel worse than yesterday, according to Meteorologist Alex Kirchner. Moist air pushed northward on southerly winds is leading to the rising dew points and harsher heat index.
The Salvation Army's cooling center at 223 North 8th street in La Crosse will be open until 4:30 p.m. for those who need a cool location to get a break from the heat. The Hmong Mutual Assistance Association facility at 1815 Ward Avenue is open until 5pm. Public places with air conditioning such as shopping malls and libraries are also good locations to get out of the heat for those who do not have air conditioning.
Relief from the heat will be arriving by tomorrow after a cold front pushes through this evening. The front may bring scattered showers and thunderstorms, which would help green up the vegetation locally. 60% of the nation, including the majority of the Coulee Region, is classified as in a moderate drought by the Climate Prediction Center.
You can find additional forecast information in the WXOW Forecast Center.
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