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Lower humidity today with a few late day or evening showers

Afternoon Forecast For August 18, 2017

Partly sunny skies will give way to increasing clouds this afternoon as a weak wave of low pressure shifts eastward through the Midwest. A few showers may develop late in the day. It will be mild, but not as humid this afternoon with highs in the middle to upper 70s. A slight chance of showers will continue into tonight, mainly for the evening hours. Otherwise, skies will be variably cloudy through the night with temperatures falling to the upper 50s by early Saturday morning. 

High pressure will return for the weekend with partly sunny skies each day. Highs will reach the lower 80s on Saturday and the middle 80s on Sunday. Humidity will increase on Sunday.

On Monday, Solar Eclipse Day, it will be variably cloudy, very warm and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. More numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop Monday night. Highs will reach the middle 80s, and heat index values will reach the upper 80s to the lower 90s. The eclipse will begin Monday in Madison at 11:50 a.m. and should reach its maximum at 1:15 p.m. The eclipse will end at 2:38 p.m. At the eclipse maximum, 85% of the sun will be covered. Unfortunately, clouds may obstruct or partially obstruct our view of the spectacle. Showers will gradually come to an end later Tuesday with clouds and humidity persisting. Highs on Tuesday will reach the lower 80s.

Wednesday will be partly sunny and comfortable with highs in the upper 70s. Next Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny and continued pleasant with highs in the middle 70s.

Next Saturday will be partly sunny and continued pleasant with highs in the middle 70s. Next Sunday will be partly sunny and very mild with highs in the upper 70s. There is a chance of showers Sunday night.

THIS AFTERNOON:
Increasing cloudiness and mild; slight chance of a shower late in the day
High: 77
Wind: NW 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Variable cloudiness with a slight chance of showers, mainly in the evening
Low: 58
Wind: Light and Variable

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and warm
High: 80
Wind: W 5-10 MPH

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy and mild
Low: 62
Wind: Light SW

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny, very warm and more humid
High: 85
Wind: S 6-12 MPH

MONDAY:
Variable cloudiness, very warm and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms
Low: 67
High: 86; Heat Index: 88 to 93

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms
Low: 67
High: 81

WEDNESDAY:
Partly sunny and comfortable
Low: 59
High: 77

THURSDAY:
Mostly sunny and pleasant
Low: 55
High: 74

FRIDAY:
Mostly sunny and pleasant
Low: 55
High: 75

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and continued pleasant
Low: 56
High: 76

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and very mild; slight chance of showers at night
Low: 59
High: 79


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