Heavy Rain In The Plains; Poor Air Quality Out West

A slow moving weather system in the central U.S. will bring locally heavy rain to much of the Plains this weekend. Isolated flash flooding is possible in this area. Meanwhile, smoke from ongoing wildfires will continue to cause poor air quality across much of the interior West, although fire weather conditions are generally improving in this region. Read More >

Current conditions at

Madison, Dane County Regional-Truax Field (KMSN)

Lat: 43.14°NLon: 89.35°WElev: 860ft.

Fog

64°F

18°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.0 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 0.50 mi
Last update 18 Aug 4:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Madison WI

Dense Fog Advisory until August 18, 10:00am
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Dense Fog Advisory
  •  
    Dense Fog Advisory until August 18, 10:00am

    NOW until
    10:00am Sat

    Dense Fog Advisory

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Widespread dense fog.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Dense Fog

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Areas of dense fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Areas Dense
    Fog then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Patchy fog between 3am and 5am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 61 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Patchy fog between 7am and 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 75 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 74 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Widespread dense fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Areas of dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Patchy fog between 3am and 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 75.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 77.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
Madison WI
 43.07°N 89.4°W (Elev. 879 ft)
4:37 am CDT Aug 18, 2018
5am CDT Aug 18, 2018-6pm CDT Aug 24, 2018
 
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