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A Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms is Forecast

Scattered thunderstorms, a few of which could produce hail, locally damaging wind, and a couple tornadoes, will occur from southern South Dakota southward across the eastern half of Nebraska into northern Kansas. Fire danger remains high across the Pacific Northwest, with areas of poor air quality.
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Current conditions at

Madison, Dane County Regional-Truax Field (KMSN)

Lat: 43.14°NLon: 89.35°WElev: 860ft.

Mostly Cloudy

67°F

19°C

Humidity 71%
Wind Speed S 7 mph
Barometer 30.11 in (1019.5 mb)
Dewpoint 57°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 27 Aug 8:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Madison WI

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 70 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Patchy fog after 2am. Low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 63 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then a chance of showers.  Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 71 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 8pm.  Patchy fog after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 61 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 5 mph.
Friday
A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after 2am. Low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
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Point Forecast:
Madison WI
 43.07°N 89.4°W (Elev. 879 ft)
8:37 pm CDT Aug 27, 2015
9pm CDT Aug 27, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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