Skies will become mostly cloudy tonight, and it won't be as cold. Light snow will develop late, with minor accumulations up to an inch possible by morning. Temperatures will fall to the lower 20s by late evening; overnight, temperatures will hold steady or slowly rise into the upper 20s by morning.
Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and breezy as a storm system moves through Wisconsin. Snow may mix with sleet and freezing rain in the morning, especially south of Madison. Mixed precipitation will change to snow showers and flurries. Additional snow accumulations of 1-3" are possible, especially north of Madison where precipitation will remain mainly as snow. High temperatures will reach the lower 30s. A cold front will sweep through Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon, causing temperatures to fall again Tuesday night to the middle single digits by morning, with wind chills possibly dropping to as low as -15.
Much colder air will continue to sweep through Wisconsin on Wednesday. Skies will be variably cloudy, and it will be breezy and much colder with a chance for flurries. High temperatures will only reach the lower teens, with wind chills staying near or below zero through the day. Skies will turn mostly clear and it will become bitterly cold on Wednesday night, with near record low temperatures falling to the upper single digits below zero and wind chills dropping to -10 to -20. Thursday will be partly sunny and unseasonably cold again with high temperatures 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 the weekend into early next week. Skies will be partly sunny on Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures reaching the middle 30s. A weak weather system will move through northern Wisconsin on Sunday night, bringing mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds along with a few flurries. Monday will be variably cloudy with a slight chance for flurries; high temperatures will again reach the middle 30s.
***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR AREAS EAST OF RICHLAND CENTER FROM 3 AM TUESDAY MORNING UNTIL 6 PM TUESDAY EVENING***
***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR AREAS WEST OF RICHLAND CENTER FROM 3 AM TUESDAY MORNING UNTIL 9 PM TUESDAY EVENING***
Mostly cloudy and not as cold with light snow developing late; minor snow accumulations of around 1" are possible.
Low: 21; temperatures nearly steady/slowly rising into the upper 20s by morning
Wind: SE 8-15 MPH
Mostly cloudy and breezy with light snow mixing with some sleet and freezing rain, especially south of Madison; mixed precipitation changing to snow showers and flurries in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulations of 1-3" are possible, especially north of Madison.
Wind: SE 10-20 MPH to W late in the day
Variable cloudiness, breezy, and much colder with a slight chance for flurries.
Wind: W/NW 10-20 MPH; Wind Chills: -5 to -15 by morning
Variable cloudiness, breezy, and much colder with a chance for flurries (becoming mostly clear and bitterly cold overnight).
Wind: W/NW 10-20 MPH; Wind Chills: 0 to -10 during the day
Mostly sunny and unseasonably cold.
Low: -8 (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)
Partly sunny, breezy, and milder.
Partly sunny and seasonably cold.
Partly sunny and becoming breezy (becoming mostly cloudy with a chance for flurries at night).
Variable cloudiness with a slight chance for flurries.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued from 3 AM Tuesday morning until noon Tuesday for north-central and northeastern Illinois including the counties of WINNEBAGO, BOONE, and McHENRY (this includes the Rockford and Chicago metropolitan areas).
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued from 3 AM Tuesday morning until 6 PM Tuesday evening for east-central, south-central, and southeastern Wisconsin, including the counties of MARQUETTE, GREEN LAKE, SAUK, COLUMBIA, DODGE, IOWA, DANE, JEFFERSON, LAFAYETTE, GREEN, ROCK, and WALWORTH (this includes the Madison and Milwaukee metropolitan areas).
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued from 3 AM Tuesday morning until 9 PM Tuesday evening for northeastern Iowa, and southwestern through west-central Wisconsin. In Iowa, this includes the counties of ALLAMAKEE and CLAYTON. In Wisconsin, this includes the counties of: MONROE, JUNEAU, ADAMS, VERNON, RICHLAND, CRAWFORD, and GRANT (this includes the La Crosse metropolitan area).