Storms in the Plains; Heat Wave to Begin in the Northern Tier

A slow moving weather system will bring potential for scattered strong to severe storms with damaging wind and hail with areas of locally heavy rain in the South and Central Plains through Monday. A heat wave is expected to begin across the Northern Plains, Upper Midwest, and northern Great Basin with temperatures reaching over 20 degrees above normal in some areas. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Madison, Dane County Regional-Truax Field (KMSN)

Lat: 43.14°NLon: 89.35°WElev: 860ft.

Overcast

13°C

55°F

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 1021.0 mb (30.15 in)
Dewpoint 12°C (54°F)
Visibility 13 km
Last update 16 May 4:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Madison WI

  • Today

    Today: Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. South wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Patchy Fog
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 21 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Southeast wind around 10 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 11 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Southeast wind 10 to 20 km/h.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 22 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Southeast wind around 15 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 13 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Southeast wind 15 to 20 km/h.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 23 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind 15 to 20 km/h.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 16 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. South wind around 20 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 26 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. South wind 15 to 20 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 18 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 27 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. South wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Southeast wind around 10 km/h.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Southeast wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Southeast wind around 15 km/h.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Southeast wind 15 to 20 km/h.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind 15 to 20 km/h.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. South wind around 20 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. South wind 15 to 20 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
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Point Forecast:
Madison WI
 43.07°N 89.4°W (Elev. 268 m)
4:09 am CDT May 16, 2021
5am CDT May 16, 2021-6pm CDT May 22, 2021
 
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