Record-breaking heat: Madison beats 86-year-old record with temperatures still climbing

The Madison high temperature of 64 degrees Friday beat an 86-year-old record.

Madison broke its previous 1931 record with a 64-degree day Friday, and temperatures continue to climb. The temperature on Nov. 24, 1931, was only 62 degrees.

Gusty south winds brought the record-setting warmth to southern Wisconsin. These winds were ahead of a cold front that will move through Friday night and bring temperatures back into the 40s over the weekend.

There will be another push of warm air early next week ahead of the next cold front as well, and it’s possible that highs could reach the 60s again next Monday. The record high for Monday is 65 degrees, set in 1998.