Relief from the bitter cold is on the way, but first we have to get through a very cold 3-day holiday weekend.
La Crosse weather service meteorologist Mike Kurz says warmer temperatures of 10 above zero or higher could arrive as soon as Tuesday.
Kurz admits that forecasters didn’t necessarily expect the current cold spell to hang on for a full week, or more.
“It was looking like it might just last, you know, three or four days, beginning around the time frame of last weekend,” says
Friday marked the 7th day in a row in La Crosse that the mercury has dropped below zero, with several days in the past week averaging 20 degrees or more below normal.
Before the current cold spell began on February 6th, the mercury had gone below zero in La Crosse only once this winter, on Christmas Day.