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NWS 6-12-19

If you can delay outdoor plans to Thursday, it might be a good idea in south-central Wisconsin.

Rain is forecast Wednesday but should clear out overnight, setting the stage for a sunny but cool Thursday, the first day of summer vacation for Madison students.

The National Weather Service said we could see up to a half-inch of rain in the Madison area on Wednesday, with the high temperature only reaching 62, or 15 degrees below normal.

27 Storm Track meteorologist John Zeigler said both Thursday and Friday should be partly sunny, with highs of 69 and 75.

Rain is possible Friday night through Saturday night, with winds gusting up to 35 mph during the day on Friday and up to 30 mph Friday night.

Saturday's high is expected to top out at 71, the Weather Service said.

Sunday should be nice with partly sunny skies and a high of 72.

The work week should start out with partly sunny skies and 71 on Monday, followed by partly sunny skies and 75 on Tuesday.

Tuesday's high in Madison reached 78, 1 degree above normal and 16 degrees below the record high of 94 for June 11, set in 1956.

The low of 48 was 7 degrees below normal and 13 degrees above the record low of 35 for the date, set in 1972.

Only five-hundredths of an inch of rain fell at the airport on Tuesday, while other areas around Madison got up to a quarter-inch of rain.

The record rainfall on June 11 was 2.41 inches in 1876.

For June and the meteorological summer of June through August, Madison has received 1.10 inches of rain, 0.54 inches below normal.

Since Jan. 1, Madison has received 16.91 inches of precipitation (rain and melted snow), 3.44 inches above normal.

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