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One more record-breaking day, much colder by the end of the week

Overnight Forecast for February...

Areas of fog early this morning, otherwise mostly sunny and continued unseasonably mild today with high temperatures in the upper 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.

Skies will remain mostly clear this evening, but will become mostly cloudy overnight. Temperatures will remain unseasonably mild, falling to near 40 degrees by early Thursday morning.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy, and it will be breezy and not quite as mild with high temperatures in the upper 40s. The record high temperature for Madison is 58 set in 1984. Showers and isolated thunderstorms will develop later in the day Thursday.

As a strong storm system heads into Wisconsin on Friday, it will be mostly cloudy with rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. High temperatures will be near 50 degrees in the morning, but after the passage of a cold front, temperatures will fall through the 40s in the afternoon as colder air begins to push into the state. The rain will mix with some snow for areas well northwest of Madison Friday afternoon. Colder air will continue to sweep through Wisconsin on Friday night with the precipitation changing to snow. Some snow accumulation will be likely by Saturday morning.

The weekend will be much colder with temperatures near or slightly below normal for late February. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, breezy and colder with snow tapering to flurries and ending. High temperatures will be 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 30s.

Skies will become increasingly cloudy on Monday as the next storm system moves into the area. It will become breezy with rain and snow showers developing in the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the middle to the upper 30s. The mixed precipitation will continue into early Tuesday before changing to rain showers. It will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and a little milder on Tuesday with high temperatures in the lower 40s. Rain will change to snow on Tuesday night as it turns colder. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, windy, and colder with snow showers and flurries ending; high temperatures will be in the middle 20s.

Next Thursday will remain cold with variably cloudy skies, a chance of flurries, and high temperatures near 30 degrees. On Friday, skies will become mostly cloudy, and it will be windy and turn milder with a chance of snow; high temperatures will be in the middle 30s.

***Dense Fog Advisory until 9AM for Green, Rock, and Walworth counties***
TODAY:
Patchy fog early, otherwise mostly sunny and continued unseasonably mild.
High: 67 (record high for Madison is 60 set in 1984; all-time record high for February in Madison is 64 set on 2/25/2000)
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy overnight; continued unseasonably mild.
Low: 40 (record warm low for Madison is 43 set in 2000)
Wind: S to NW 5-10 MPH

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and not quite as mild with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms developing late in the day.
High: 49 (record high for Madison is 58 set in 1984)
Wind: NE 10-20 MPH

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy, and mild with rain showers and isolated thunderstorms; turning colder in the afternoon with rain mixing with snow well northwest of Madison (precipitation changing to snow Friday night with some snow accumulation likely).
Low: 38
High: 48; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling through the 40s in the afternoon)

SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and much colder with snow tapering to flurries and ending.
Low: 25
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 a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon.
Low: 21
High: 35

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and milder with rain showers (rain may be mixed with snow early in the day; rain changing to snow at night).
Low: 32
High: 41

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy, and colder with snow showers and flurries ending.
Low: 23
High: 26

THURSDAY:
Variable cloudiness and cold with a chance of flurries.
Low: 20
High: 29

FRIDAY:
Becoming mostly cloudy, windy, and not as cold with a chance of snow.
Low: 20
High: 35

 


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