Forecast

More records to fall, followed by falling temperatures and snow...

Overnight Forecast for February...

Skies will be mostly cloudy overnight, and it will be unseasonably mild with scattered showers gradually ending. Low temperatures will fall to the middle to the upper 40s by morning. This could set a record for the warmest low temperature, as the record is 42 set in 1930.

Mostly sunny skies will return on Tuesday. Temperatures will continue to be unseasonably mild, with more records expected to fall. High temperatures will be in the lower to the middle 60s. The record high temperature of 60 degrees for Madison set in 1930 will be exceeded.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and continued unseasonably mild with high temperatures in the middle 60s, well exceeding the record high temperature of 60 degrees set in 1984. In addition, the warmest temperature ever for madison of 64 degrees set on February 25th of 2000 is also in jeopardy of being broken. Overnight low temperatures in the lower 40s on Wednesday and Thursday morning could set records for being the warmest low temperatures ever for those days.

Skies on Thursday will become increasingly cloudy, and it will become breezy and very mild with high temperatures in the lower 50s. The record high temperature for Madison is 58 set in 1984. Showers and isolated thunderstorms will develop later in the day Thursday or at night.

As a strong storm system heads into Wisconsin on Friday, it will be mostly cloudy and windy with rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures will turn colder as a cold front moves through southern Wisconsin in the afternoon. High temperatures will reach the lower 40s in the morning before the cold front sweeps through Wisconsin. As much colder weather arrives, rain showers will mix with and change to snow from west to east by later Friday afternoon through Friday evening. Some snow accumulation may be possible Friday night.

For the weekend, temperatures will drop back to near or slightly below normal for late February. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and colder with any light snow or flurries ending in the morning; skies may become partly sunny in the afternoon. High temperatures will drop back near 30 degrees. Sunday will be variably cloudy and seasonably cold with a chance of flurries in the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the lower to the middle 30s.

A couple of storm systems will affect southern Wisconsin in the Monday through Wednesday time frame with rain and snow. Skies will become increasingly cloudy on Monday with rain and snow developing in the afternoon; it will be breezy with high temperatures in the middle 30s. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow or rain; high temperatures will be in the middle 30s. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and breezy with rain and snow; high temperatures will be in the middle 30s. Precipitation will change to snow on Wednesday night, and Thursday will be variably cloudy and a little colder with a chance of flurries; high temperatures will be in the lower 30s.

OVERNIGHT:
Mostly cloudy and unseasonably mild with scattered showers gradually ending overnight; patchy fog is possible.
Low: 46 (record warm low for Madison is 42 set in 1930)
Wind: S 6-12 MPH to W late

TUESDAY:
Mostly sunny and unseasonably mild.
High: 63 (record high for Madison is 60 set in 1930)
Wind: SW 8-15 MPH

TUESDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear and continued unseasonably mild.
Low: 43 (record warm low for Madison is 45 set in 1930)
Wind: S/SW 5-10 MPH

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly sunny and continued unseasonably mild.
High: 65 (record high for Madison is 60 set in 1984)
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

THURSDAY:
Increasing cloudiness, becoming breezy, and not quite as mild with showers and isolated thunderstorms developing late in the day or at night.
Low: 42 (record warm low for Madison is 43 set in 2000)
High: 53 (record high for Madison is 58 set in 1984)

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy, and turning colder with rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning; rain mixing with and changing to snow later in the afternoon and evening (some snow accumulation is likely Friday night).
Low: 40
High: 42; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling through the 30s in the afternoon)

SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and colder with snow showers and flurries ending, then becoming partly sunny.
Low: 23
High: 30

SUNDAY:
Variable cloudiness and seasonably cold with a chance of flurries in the afternoon.
Low: 16
High: 33

MONDAY:
Increasing cloudiness and becoming breezy with rain and snow developing in the afternoon.
Low: 21
High: 35

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow or rain.
Low: 30
High: 35

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with rain and snow (precipitation changing to snow at night).
Low: 31
High: 36

THURSDAY:
Variable cloudiness and a little colder with a chance of flurries.
Low: 22
High: 31


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