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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Madison, Dane County Regional-Truax Field (KMSN)

Lat: 43.14°NLon: 89.35°WElev: 860ft.

Mostly Cloudy

66°F

19°C

Humidity 56%
Wind Speed NE 6 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1018.5 mb)
Dewpoint 50°F (10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 7 Jul 6:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Madison WI

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 50 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 72 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
Madison WI
 43.07°N 89.4°W (Elev. 879 ft)
6:23 pm CDT Jul 7, 2015
7pm CDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 14, 2015
 
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