Temperatures return to near-normal with several chances for snow ahead

10 Day Outlook Temps PM

MADISON, Wis. – After seeing our first sunshine in almost a week and a half over the weekend and setting a record high temperature on Sunday, colder weather should arrive for the rest of the week keeping our temperatures closer to normal for early February.

Before a cold front arrived on Sunday afternoon, the high temperature in Madison reached 51 degrees, breaking the old record of 47 set in 1987. In Madison’s history of record observations, there are now only 4 dates where the high temperature has never reached 50 degrees.

Monday’s high temperature reached 39 degrees, a twelve-degree drop from Sunday, but still eleven degrees above the average high temperature of 28 degrees.

As colder air arrives for the rest of the week, high temperatures will be more seasonal reaching the upper 20s to around 30 degrees through Saturday.

Light snow is likely from Wednesday night into Thursday. Right now, it looks like the main storm track will stay far enough south of Wisconsin to keep any heavier snow to our south. However, a couple of inches of snow can’t be ruled out, with the highest totals over southeastern Wisconsin, and a sharp cut-off to the snow north of Madison.

Over the next week or two, colder than normal weather is expected to the west of Wisconsin, with above-normal temperatures expecting in the eastern and southeastern United States. That should set up an active storm track through much of the country. There will be periodic chances for snow for southern Wisconsin beginning Wednesday night and Thursday and continuing into next week. The amount of snow from each system is still uncertain and will depend on the track of each storm.

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