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More messy weather possible tonight; mild Friday afternoon, then rain Saturday, snow at night

Evening Forecast for February 22, 2018

An ALERT DAY is in the forecast for tonight for light snow and freezing rain. Ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch and minor snow accumulations are expected, mainly northwest of Madison. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with light snow and freezing rain developing, but precipitation may change to rain later tonight, especially south of Madison. Temperatures will fall to near 30 degrees this evening, with temperatures nearly steady or slowly rising into the lower 30s by early Friday morning.

Skies will be mostly cloudy and any rain and mixed precipitation will come to an end early on Friday morning with skies becoming partly sunny in the afternoon. It will be milder, with high temperatures reaching the lower 40s. Friday night will be partly cloudy and a little colder with low temperatures falling to the lower 20s.

Another storm system will affect Wisconsin over the weekend. Saturday will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and mild with rain developing, although some snow may be mixed with the rain, mainly well northwest of Madison; high temperatures will be in the lower 40s. The precipitation will change to snow Saturday night with minor accumulation possible, mainly north of Madison. Lingering snow will end early on Sunday morning with skies becoming partly sunny. It will be breezy and a little colder with high temperatures will reach the upper 30s. 

Monday and Tuesday will be partly sunny and pleasant with high temperatures in the upper 30s to the lower 40s. A slight chance of rain or snow showers is possible on Tuesday night.

Wednesday will be variably cloudy and mild with high temperatures near 40 degrees. Light rain and snow will develop late Wednesday night.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as mild with rain and snow. High temperatures will reach the upper 30s. The mixed precipitation will change to snow Thursday night. Next Friday will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and colder with snow ending. Some clearing may develop Friday afternoon with high temperatures in the lower 30s.

The weather for the following weekend should be quiet. Skies will be partly sunny each day with high temperatures in the middle 30s for Saturday and in the upper 30s on Sunday.

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF DANE COUNTY UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING***

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR JUNEAU and ADAMS COUNTIES UNTIL 9 AM FRIDAY MORNING***

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR DODGE, DANE, and JEFFERSON COUNTIES FROM 9 PM UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING***

TONIGHT:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as cold with light snow, freezing rain, and rain developing; precipitation changing to mainly rain by morning (except for areas north of Madison).
Low: 30; temperatures nearly steady or slowly rising into the lower 30s
Wind: E/SE 10-20 MPH

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy with light rain and mixed precipitation ending early, then becoming partly sunny and a little milder in the afternoon. 
High: 42
Wind: W/SW 8-15 MPH

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy and a little colder.
Low: 22
Wind: Light and Variable

SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy and becoming windy with rain developing, possibly mixed with snow well northwest of Madison (precipitation changing to snow overnight). 
High: 41
Wind: E increasing to 15-25 MPH

SUNDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy, and a little colder with any snow ending early, then becoming partly sunny.
Low: 30
High: 37

MONDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant.
Low: 22
High: 41

TUESDAY:
Partly sunny and continued pleasant (becoming mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a rain or snow shower at night).
Low: 27
High: 43

WEDNESDAY:
Variable cloudiness and mild (becoming mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow late at night).
Low: 31
High: 40

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as mild with rain and snow (precipitation changing to snow at night).
Low: 33
High: 37

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and colder with snow ending; some afternoon clearing is possible.
Low: 28
High: 32 

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and seasonably cold.
Low: 14
High: 34

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and a little milder.
Low: 18
High: 39

NOTES:
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect until 6 AM Friday morning for northeastern Wisconsin, and southwestern, east-central, and parts of west-central and south-central Wisconsin. In Iowa, this includes the counties of ALLAMAKEE and CLAYTON. In Wisconsin, this includes the counties of MARQUETTE, GREEN LAKE, VERNON, RICHLAND, SAUK, COLUMBIA, CRAWFORD, IOWA, GRANT, and LAFAYETTE (this includes the La Crosse metropolitan area).

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect until 9 AM Friday morning for part of west-central Wisconsin, including the counties of JUNEAU and ADAMS

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued from 9 PM this evening until 6 AM Friday morning for part of south-central and southeastern Wisconsin, including the counties of DODGE, DANE, and JEFFERSON (this includes the Madison metropolitan area).


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