Alert Days are in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. Record cold is expected overnight, and near-record cold high temperatures are expected Tuesday. Wednesday will be very cold, but light snow may bring one to three inches of new snow accumulation.
Today will be partly sunny and continued unseasonably cold; high temperatures will only be in the upper teens with wind chills in the single digits above and below zero. The record low high temperature for Madison is 16 set in 1940.
Skies will become mostly cloudy on Tuesday night, and it will become breezy with a slight chance of flurries toward morning. Low temperatures will be in the upper single digits on Tuesday evening before temperatures hold nearly steady or slowly rise into the teens overnight.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, breezy and not quite as cold with light snow developing; an inch or two of accumulation is possible. High temperatures will be in the upper 20s. The snow should end on Wednesday evening.
Thursday will be mostly sunny and cold; high temperatures will be in the lower 30s. Friday will be mostly sunny and continued cold. High temperatures will be in the middle 30s.
A very slow moderation in temperatures will continue into the weekend. Skies will become mostly cloudy on Saturday, and it will become breezy. High temperatures with reach the middle 30s. There will be a chance of flurries at night as a weak weather system passes north of southern Wisconsin. Skies will be mostly cloudy and flurries and drizzle are possible on Sunday with high temperatures in the upper 30s.
Monday of the following week will be variably cloudy and seasonably cold with high temperatures in the upper 30s. High temperatures will return to the lower 40s on Tuesday under partly sunny skies.
Skies will be mostly cloudy on Wednesday with a chance of rain showers as high temperatures remain in the lower 40s. A cold front will move through Wisconsin on Wednesday night with rain showers changing to snow showers. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, breezy and colder with a chance of snow showers and flurries; high temperatures will be in the middle 30s early, then will slowly fall in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny and continued unseasonably cold.
High: 18; record low high for Madison is 16 set in 1940
Wind: NW bec. SW 6-12 MPH
Becoming mostly cloudy, breezy, and quite cold.
Low: 7 in the evening; nearly steady/slowly rising temperatures into the teens
Wind: S/SW increasing to 10-20 MPH
Mostly cloudy, breezy and not quite as cold with light snow developing in the afternoon.
Wind: S 10-20 MPH
Mostly cloudy with light snow ending; total accumulations of 1-3” possible.
Wind: Bec. NW 5-10 MPH
Mostly sunny and cold.
Wind: WNW 5-10 MPH
Mostly sunny and continued cold.
Becoming mostly cloudy, breezy and cold (a chance of flurries at night).
Mostly cloudy and cold with a chance of flurries and drizzle.
Variable cloudiness and seasonably cold; chance for flurries or drizzle in the afternoon
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers (rain showers will change to snow showers at night).
Mostly cloudy, breezy and colder with a chance of snow showers or flurries.
High: 35; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling in the afternoon