Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 85. Light east wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Things are still pretty muddy here in the Driftless. We did have a couple of headwater creeks that were stained last night and even saw some rising fish! But before you get too excited about the weekend, we are predicted to get some heavy rain again this afternoon and evening. Best case scenario is we have just a handful of fishable water by Sunday. If your travel plans allow it, Monday and Tuesday are looking to be fantastic with stained water and cold temperatures. It isn't worth the drive as tonight and tomorrow will be ugly if we get the rains.
After Saturday, stock up on San Juan worms, leeches and scuds as the fish will put the feed bag on in the stained and cloudy water!
The silver lining in all the heavy rains is that the creeks are flushed, water temperatures colder than normal for this time of season, and the bankside vegetation is knocked down or uprooted completely in some areas!