Public weather briefingAnother beautiful day in Madison with with a high temperature around 20 degrees above the average. We will see some clouds rolling through tomorrow just ahead of the cold front. This cold front will bring rain on Thursday evening but should be done by Friday morning. After this the skies will clear for abundant sunshine for the weekend with high temperatures in the mid 50's. Hopefully the fall weather will be here to stay.
Tonight. Clear skies fade as more clouds roll through. Lows in the mid 50's.
Thursday. Mostly cloudy with moderate winds. High around 67.
Thursday night. A good chance for rain. Lows in the low 40's.
Friday. Sunny with stronger winds. High 50. Low around 35.
Saturday. Abundant sunshine. High in the low 50's.
Outlook for Monday through Wednesday. Sunny on Monday turning into mostly cloudy skies on Tuesday and a chance for some evening showers on Wednesday. Highs in the mid 50's with lows in the upper 30's on Monday and Tuesday and mid 40's on Wednesday. [CONFIDENCE: MEDIUM]
A cold front will move through Madison Thursday night that is associated with a low pressure system encompassing the middle of the United States. This front will move east along with the thermal ridge that has been situated Wisconsin the last couple days bring warmer than normal temperatures. In addition, this front has a lot of positive vorticity associated with it meaning upward vertical motion. This is conducive to where the preciptation is located along this cold front. After this low pressure system moves through a high pressure system will settle over the Midwest. This will bring abundant sunshine. Furhtermore, Madison will be in a thermal trough bringing in northwest winds which will cool temperatures down and bring them back to normal.