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7 Day Forecast

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:41:44 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 01 2015 03:59:56 PM CST

Karin Swanson

High pressure building into the region tonight will allow for quiet weather conditions. Partly cloudy skies this evening will become mostly clear overnight with temperatures falling into the upper single digits. Monday will become partly sunny with highs reaching the upper 20s. 

A strong area of low pressure will develop to our southwest, and move through southern Wisconsin on Tuesday. Skies will turn mostly cloudy on Monday night, and light snow will develop overnight. Your Tuesday morning commute may be slick with around an inch of fresh snow already on the ground. Another 1-3" inches on snow will accumulate during the day on Tuesday, bringing storm totals to 2-4" for most locations. The highest snow totals will be in the north, and the lightest totals will be along the Wisconsin/Illinois state line. The snow may mix with sleet and freezing rain Tuesday morning, before changing back to light snow or flurries Tuesday afternoon. Highs on Tuesday will reach the lower to middle 30s. A cold front will sweep through Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon, causing temperatures to fall again Tuesday night.

Much colder air will continue to sweep through Wisconsin on Wednesday. Skies will be variably cloudy, and it will be windy and much colder with a slight chance for flurries. High temperatures will only reach the lower teens. Skies will turn mostly clear and it will become bitterly cold on Wednesday night, with low temperatures falling to the middle single digits below zero and wind chills dropping to -10 to -20. Thursday will be partly sunny and unseasonably cold again with high temperatures only reaching the middle teens.

Temperatures will moderate quickly on Friday, with partly sunny skies and breezy southwesterly winds pushing high temperatures back into the lower to middle 30s.

We should actually see near-normal temperatures for next weekend. Skies will be partly sunny on Saturday with high temperatures reaching the middle 30s. A weak wave of low pressure will move through on Saturday night, causing mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds along with a few flurries. Sunday will be partly sunny and pleasant with high temperatures reaching the upper 30s.

TONIGHT:
Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming mostly clear and cold overnight
Low: 8
Wind: WNW 6-12 MPH

MONDAY:
Partly sunny and continued cold
High: 28
Wind: NW to S 6-12 MPH

MONDAY NIGHT:
Becoming mostly cloudy and milder with snow developing late; snow accumulations around 1” by morning
Low: 23; temperatures nearly steady/slowly rising overnight
Wind: SE 8-15 MPH

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with snow, possibly mixing with sleet and freezing rain in the morning. Precipitation changing to light snow or flurries in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulations of 1-3”, with storm totals of 2-4” (highest amounts north, and lightest amounts along the Wisconsin/Illinois state line).
High: 34
Wind: SE to NW 10-20 MPH

WEDNESDAY:
Variable cloudiness, windy, and much colder with a slight chance for flurries (becoming mostly clear and bitterly cold overnight
Low: 6
High: 12

THURSDAY:
Mostly sunny and unseasonably cold
Low: -6 (Record low for Madison is -12 set in 1890); Wind Chills: -10 to -20 in the morning
High: 15 (Record lowest high for Madison is 3 set in 1890)

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny, breezy, and milder
Low: 9
High: 33

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant (becoming mostly cloudy and breezy at night with a chance for flurries)
Low: 19
High: 35

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant
Low: 21
High: 37
            

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