August ending on a much drier note this time around

Pleasant stretch of weather until Monday

MADISON, Wis. - August 2018 was one for the weather record books across southern Wisconsin. Heavy rain and flooding inundated many local communities, some of which are still recovering more than a year later.

The weather has been much quieter during August 2019, however.

Madison has received almost 2.5 inches of rain so far this August.

The highest daily rain total occurred August 5, when 1.20 inches of rain fell at the airport.

The weather pattern during August 2018 was prime for heavy rain.

A prolonged very warm and humid air mass coupled with a series of storm systems to produce multiple rounds of severe weather and flooding across southern Wisconsin.

More than 10 inches of rain fell during August 2018 in Madison. Much of southern Wisconsin observed extremely heavy rain during the second half of the month.

In 2019, most of Madison's very humid weather occurred in July.

Strong high pressure systems have helped August stay relatively quiet so far.

While a few more thunderstorms will visit southern Wisconsin before the month is over, it looks like this generally quiet weather trend will continue into the start of September.

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