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Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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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

76°F

24°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed S 7 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1015.9 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Heat Index77°F (25°C)
Last update 2 Sep 8:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Madison WI

  • Today

    Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Patchy fog after 4am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm.  Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 1am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Patchy fog after 1am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 68 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning.
Friday Night
Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Labor Day
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
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Point Forecast:
Madison WI
 43.07°N 89.4°W (Elev. 879 ft)
9:08 am CDT Sep 2, 2015
9am CDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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