The WIAA State Track and Field Meet in La Crosse kicked off with heat and humidity, but it will end with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
There is a weakening area of low pressure over North Dakota and it is extending an occluded front to the south. This occluded front will pass through the area late this afternoon and during the overnight. As it passes by, scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely. The best timing for these showers and storms look to be between 4pm and 8pm. You should keep an eye to the sky if you are still at the track and field meet at this time. Lightning, heavy downpours, and occasional gusty winds will be associated with any one storm. You should be ready to seek shelter should a storm approach the area.
For those who suffer from allergies, grass pollen is ramping up in the area with the peak of grass pollen season generally in mid-June, but, at least for Saturday the rain will temporarily improve the situation by washing out the airborne pollen grains.
Make sure to stay tuned to News 19 for updates and keep an eye on the radar.
Showers will continue on Saturday evening, coming to an end overnight; and Sunday brings plenty of sunshine with highs in the lower 70s.