Showers and storms possible through Friday; weekend looking good
Summertime weather has moved into Wisconsin, with chances for showers and thunderstorms through Friday, but the weekend is looking pretty good.
The National Weather Service forecast is looking at a 40 percent chance for rain Wednesday with a high of 73, a slight chance for the same on Thursday with a high of 78, then a 50 percent chance on Friday with a high of 76.
27 Storm Track meteorologist Branden Borremans is forecasting good weekend weather, with partly sunny skies and 78 on Saturday and mostly sunny skies and 79 on Sunday.
We could see a few late day showers and thunderstorms on Monday with a high of 83, morning rain on Tuesday with a high of 77, then mostly sunny skies and 82 next Wednesday, Borremans said.
Tuesday’s high of 72 in Madison was 3 degrees below normal and 20 degrees below the record high of 92 for June 5, set in 1934.
The low of 52 was 1 degree below normal and 17 degrees above the record low of 35 for the date, set in 1982.
A trace of rain fell at the airport, keeping the June and meteorological summer (June through August) rainfall total at 0.10 inches, 0.64 inches below normal.
The record rainfall on June 5 was 3.67 inches in 1963.
Since Jan. 1, Madison has received 16.94 inches of precipitation (rain and melted snow), 4.37 inches above normal.