Skies will be mostly cloudy this afternoon, and it will continue cold with scattered flurries that should end late in the day. High temperatures will reach the middle 20s.

Skies will become mostly clear tonight, and it will be cold with temperatures falling to the upper single digits by morning.

On Monday, expect partly sunny skies and continued cold weather with high temperatures in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees.

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, possibly mixing with sleet and freezing rain toward Tuesday morning. The mixed precipitation may change to rain and isolated thunderstorms on Tuesday, mainly south of Madison, as temperatures slowly climb above freezing, rising to the middle 30s in the afternoon. For areas near and north of Madison, snow or mixed precipitation will continue, with the potential for several inces of accumulation. A cold front will sweep through Wisconsin late in the day, causing temperatures fall again Tuesday evening, changing rain and any mixed precipitation back to snow before tapering to flurries overnight into early Wednesday morning.

Much colder air will continue to sweep through Wisconsin on Wednesday. Skies will be variably cloudy, but it will be breezy and much colder with a chance for flurries. High temperatures will start out in the middle teens early in the day, but should will slowly fall into the single digits in the afternoon. Skies will turn mostly clear and it will turn 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 middle 30s.

We should actually see near-normal temperatures for next weekend. Skies will be partly sunny on Saturday with high temperatures reaching the upper 30s. A weak cold front will move through on Saturday night, bringing mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds along with a few flurries. Sunday will be partly sunny and a little colder, with high temperatures reaching the lower 30s.

THIS AFTERNOON:
Mostly cloudy and cold with scattered flurries ending late.
High: 26
Wind: W/SW 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Becoming mostly clear and cold.
Low: 8
Wind: W/NW 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 light snow developing, possibly mixed with some sleet and freezing rain toward morning.
Low: 23; temperatures nearly steady/slowly rising into the lower 30s by morning
Wind: SE 8-15 MPH

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with snow and mixed precipitation changing to rain, mainly south of Madison. Precipitation changing to all snow in the evening, tapering to flurries overnight. Several inches of snow accumulation are possible, especially north of Madison.
High: 34
Wind: SE to N 10-20 MPH

WEDNESDAY:
Variable cloudiness, windy, and much colder with a chance for flurries (becoming mostly clear and bitterly cold overnight).
Low: 12
High: 14; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling into the single digits in the afternoon

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, becoming breezy, and milder.
Low: 9
High: 35

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant (becoming mostly cloudy and breezy at night with a chance for flurries).
Low: 19
High: 39

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and a little colder.
Low: 21
High: 33              

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