Heavy Snowfall in the Northern Rockies & Northern Plains; Critical Fire Weather Concerns Over the West

A low pressure system will bring significant snowfall from the northern Rockies into the northern Plains this weekend, along with bitterly cold temperatures. Meanwhile, dry and gusty conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions over parts of California and the Four Corners region. Across the East, temperatures will gradually turn cooler in most areas with scattered precipitation. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Madison, Dane County Regional-Truax Field (KMSN)

Lat: 43.14°NLon: 89.35°WElev: 860ft.

Light Rain

38°F

3°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed N 9 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1014.4 mb)
Dewpoint 38°F (3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill32°F (0°C)
Last update 23 Oct 6:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Madison WI

  • Today

    Today: Showers likely, mainly before 1pm.  Patchy fog before noon.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 43. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 43 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 28 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 40 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then rain likely between 1pm and 5pm, then rain and snow likely after 5pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 39. Northeast wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 39 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely, possibly mixed with rain before 10pm, then a chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 29 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of snow, mixing with rain after noon, then gradually ending.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. North wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 38 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 39 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 43. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
A slight chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then rain likely between 1pm and 5pm, then rain and snow likely after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday Night
Snow likely, possibly mixed with rain before 10pm, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday
A slight chance of snow, mixing with rain after noon, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
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Point Forecast:
Madison WI
 43.07°N 89.4°W (Elev. 879 ft)
5:40 am CDT Oct 23, 2020
7am CDT Oct 23, 2020-6pm CDT Oct 29, 2020
 
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