Alert Days are in the forecast overnight, and 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 an inch or two of accumulation.
Skies will be partly cloudy and there will be a slight chance of a flurry this evening, then skies will become mostly clear overnight. Temperatures will fall to the lower teens by late evening; overnight low temperatures by Tuesday morning will fall to the middle single digits with wind chills from -5 to -15 degrees by morning. The record low temperature for Madison is 7 set in 1986.
Tuesday will be partly sunny and continued unseasonably cold; high temperatures will only be in the upper teens. 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.
Becoming mostly clear and unseasonably cold.
Low: 4; record low for Madison is 7 set in 1986
Wind: N/NW 8-15 MPH; Wind Chills: -5 to -15 by morning
Partly sunny and continued unseasonably cold.
High: 18; record low high for Madison is 16 set in 1940
Wind: W/NW 6-12 MPH
Becoming mostly cloudy, breezy, and quite cold with a slight chance of flurries late.
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; minor accumulations of an inch or two are possible.
Wind: S/SW 10-20 MPH
Mostly sunny and cold.
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.
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
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