Weather forecasts for Madison, WI written by students in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The November Gloom Continues
Public weather briefing
After a generally cloudy Tuesday,
clouds will stick around all week with slight chances of light snow Wednesday night and Friday. Temperatures
will be warmer than they have been most of the month, but will remain
below average for the work week. Thanksgiving will be much colder than
normal, as temperatures will be in the lower 20's. Milder weather can be
expected for game day on Saturday with temperatures around 40 degrees.
Tonight.Overcast conditions continue with some spotty clearing. Winds become calm. Low in the lower teens.
Wednesday. Generallycloudy skies with a high in the upper 20's. Light winds around 5 mph.
Wednesday night. Slight chance of snow showers with accumulations of less than one half inch. Low in the middle teens. Winds increasing to around 10 mph.
Thursday. Mostly sunny skies with a high in the lower 20's. Winds around 5 mph.
Friday. Cloudy skies with a slight chance of snow. High in the lower 30's. Winds around 10 mph.
Outlook for Saturday through Monday. Cloudy skies will remain in place with highs consistently in the upper 20's to low 30's except for a brief warm up to 40 degrees on Saturday which will make for a decent game day. Winds 5-15 mph throughout the weekend into Monday.
The cyclone located in the northern plains will dominate our weather moving through the middle of the work week as it propagates to the southeast through Iowa, Missouri, and Tennessee. Cold air advection and some vorticity advection will lead to snow Wednesday night. Strong cold air advection will lead to a cold day on Thursday while warm air advection makes its way into our area on Saturday with the associated cyclone. A chance of snow on Friday is associated with low amounts of vorticity advection. High pressure will dominate our area over the weekend although a few low pressure systems will be in our vicinity.