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Quiet weather, first 50s since December on tap for southern Wisconsin
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Quiet weather, first 50s since December on tap for southern Wisconsin

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It has not cracked 50 in Madison since it was 52 on Dec. 23, but a warming trend starting over the weekend will push highs into the 50s next week for southern Wisconsin, according to forecasters.

In Madison on Wednesday, look for sunny skies, a high near 44 and northwest winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour.

After an overnight low around 25 with some patchy fog between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., Thursday should be mostly cloudy gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 37 and east winds around 5 mph.

The Weather Service has no chances for precipitation in the forecast through Tuesday.

Skies over Madison should be sunny Friday, mostly sunny Saturday through Monday, and partly sunny Tuesday, with highs near 41, 42, 48, 53 and 56, and lows Thursday night through Monday night around 19, 22, 27, 36 and 37.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Max Tsaparis forecasts mostly quiet weather for Madison for the next week, with just a sprinkle possible Monday and light rain possible Tuesday.

Tsaparis said highs for Madison Wednesday through Tuesday should be near 46, 38, 42, 43, 48, 52 and 54, and overnight lows around 21, 22, 25, 25, 34 and 34.

Tuesday’s high in Madison was 39 at 11:13 p.m., 2 degrees above normal and 28 degrees below the record high of 67 for March 2, set in 1964.

Tuesday’s low in Madison was 12 at 3:21 a.m., 8 degrees below normal and 25 degrees above the record low of 13 below for March 2, set in 1913.

No precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Tuesday, leaving Madison’s March and meteorological spring (March through May) total at a trace, 0.12 inches below normal. Madison’s 2021 precipitation total (rain plus snow converted to liquid) stayed at 2.13 inches, 0.67 inches below normal.

Madison’s record precipitation for March 2 is 0.78 inches in 1991.

With no snow on Tuesday, Madison’s March and meteorological spring (March through May) total stayed at a trace, 0.6 inches below normal. For the snow season (since July 1), Madison has received 43.2 inches, 1.5 inches above normal.

Madison's record snowfall for March 2 is 6.9 inches in 1948.

Madison’s official snow depth is 8 inches.


Photos: Recalling Madison's snowiest-ever winter in 2007-08

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