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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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Current conditions at

Madison, Dane County Regional-Truax Field (KMSN)

Lat: 43.14°NLon: 89.35°WElev: 860ft.

Smoke

64°F

18°C

Humidity 73%
Wind Speed N 10 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1016.8 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Last update 7 Jul 9:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Madison WI

    • Today

      Today: Patchy smoke before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind around 10 mph.

      Patchy Smoke
      then Mostly
      Sunny

      High: 70 °F

    • Tonight

      Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

      Mostly Clear

      Low: 52 °F

    • Wednesday

      Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. East wind around 5 mph.

      Mostly Sunny

      High: 71 °F

    • Wednesday
      Night

      Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

      Mostly Cloudy

      Low: 54 °F

    • Thursday

      Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

      Mostly Sunny

      High: 76 °F

    • Thursday
      Night

      Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 60 °F

    • Friday

      Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

      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 around 5 mph.

      Chance
      T-storms

      Low: 65 °F

    • Saturday

      Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Patchy smoke before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. East wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
Madison WI
 43.07°N 89.4°W (Elev. 879 ft)
10:07 am CDT Jul 7, 2015
10am CDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 13, 2015
 
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