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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Current conditions at

Madison, Dane County Regional-Truax Field (KMSN)

Lat: 43.14°NLon: 89.35°WElev: 860ft.

Fair

60°F

16°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.91 in (1012.6 mb)
Dewpoint 52°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 4 Aug 1:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Madison WI

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 77 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 60 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 75 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 59 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
Madison WI
 43.07°N 89.4°W (Elev. 879 ft)
1:23 am CDT Aug 4, 2015
2am CDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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