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Mixed bag of precipitation late Tuesday night through Thursday; cold to follow

January 8, 2018

Don’t let the 40-degree temperatures fool you in Madison Monday afternoon, because there’s still plenty of winter to contend with, starting late Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service said a mix of precipitation is expected to come to the area, with rain, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and snow all in the forecast.

When the precipitation ends, colder air moves in, with highs in the teens by Saturday.

The day-to-day outlook:

Monday night: Increasing clouds, low around 23.Tuesday: Partly sunny, high near 35.Tuesday night: A 20 percent chance of rain or freezing rain and patchy fog after midnight. Temperature falling to 31 by 8 p.m., then rising to 38 later in the night.Wednesday: Patchy freezing drizzle before 8 a.m., then patchy drizzle, high near 43.Wednesday night: A 40 percent chance of rain, patchy fog, low around 41.Thursday: An 80 percent chance of rain possibly mixed with snow before 3 p.m., then snow likely, mixed with freezing rain, temperature falling to around 31 by 4 p.m. Precipitation could total up to a quarter-inch.Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight, low around 18.Friday: Mostly sunny, high near 23.Friday night: Mostly cloudy, low around 12.Saturday: Mostly cloudy, high near 17.Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, low around 0.Sunday: Mostly sunny, high near 11.