Severe Thunderstorms in the Central U.S. Today; Dangerous Heatwave Coming to the West

Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms will be possible today and Thursday across parts of the central Plains into the Upper Midwest and mid Mississippi Valley. Damaging winds, large hail and flooding should be the main threats. A record-breaking and dangerous heatwave is coming to the West. Dozens of daily high temperature records could be broken starting this weekend. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Madison, Dane County Regional-Truax Field (KMSN)

Lat: 43.14°NLon: 89.35°WElev: 860ft.

Overcast

76°F

24°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 29.89 in (1011.8 mb)
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 23 Jun 5:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Madison WI

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 66. South wind around 15 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 66 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 9am and 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 74 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. South wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 76 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 78 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 66. South wind around 15 mph.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 9am and 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. South wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Monday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
Madison WI
 43.07°N 89.4°W (Elev. 879 ft)
3:25 pm CDT Jun 23, 2021
6pm CDT Jun 23, 2021-6pm CDT Jun 30, 2021
 
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