Appleton, Wisconsin to La Crosse, Wisconsin

We are staying in state for this short road trip. It will cover only 171 miles and last less than 3 1/2 hours, but it is a road trip, and we will forecast it. (Average speed, for you math junkies is only 44mph)

The hope is that our 10AM departure time keeps us dry for our drive west across Wisconsin, but the way things have gone with this system, it’s hard to really get behind that forecast fully. I will say coverage in showers and thunderstorms will be greatly reduced from what it has been over the past couple of days, but don’t be surprised if showers and thunderstorms pop up over Wisconsin early. Most of it will be in the form of rain, rather than more of those persistent squall lines. The squalls will come later. Still, there will be plenty of sun and some warm weather when we reach the banks of the Mississippi in La Crosse.