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After strong storms rake southern Wisconsin Monday, more storms possible through Friday

After strong storms rake southern Wisconsin Monday, more storms possible through Friday

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After strong storms raked southern Wisconsin on Monday, more storms are possible through Friday, as highs hit the upper 80s to around 90 for much of the next week, according to forecasters.

Officially, 0.25 inches of rain was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on the North Side on Monday, but much more fell elsewhere across the area, with flooding reported on the West Side and Middleton.

In western Wisconsin, a 70-year-old man died Monday after his minivan went off the road and became submerged in a ditch as hours of torrential rain resulted in flooding and home evacuations in Baldwin, the Associated Press reported.

Scattered storms are possible for southern Wisconsin on Tuesday, with the best chances west of Madison during the afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Locally heavy rain, gusty winds, and hail will be possible with any storms that develop.

There will be continuing chances for storms through Friday, with the best chances again west of Madison, and more chances for storms early next week.

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Highs are likely in lower to middle 90s Friday and Saturday as far north as International Falls, Minnesota, AccuWeather said.

In Madison on Tuesday, there’s a 20% chance for showers and storms after 4 p.m., with mostly sunny skies, a high near 86 and light southeast winds increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning, the Weather Service said.

Chances for showers and storms continue at 20% overnight and into Wednesday, with a low around 68 and high near 81 under partly sunny skies, as southeast winds blow at 5 to 10 mph.

Chances for showers and storms are 30% overnight Wednesday into Thursday and during the day Thursday, with a low around 68 and high near 88, under mostly sunny skies.

Chances for showers and storms are 30% Thursday night, 20% Friday and Friday night, 20% Sunday and Sunday night, and 30% Monday.

Skies over Madison should be sunny Friday and Saturday, and mostly sunny Sunday and Monday, with highs near 90, 90, 90 and 89, and lows Thursday night through Sunday night around 69, 69, 67 and 68.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Max Tsaparis forecasts possible isolated storms mainly later on Tuesday, possible isolated storms mainly west of Madison on Wednesday, and possible isolated storms Thursday.

Tsaparis said highs for Madison Tuesday through Monday should be near 87, 87, 88, 89, 90, 90 and 90, and overnight lows around 68, 68, 66, 67, 67, 68 and 68.

Monday’s high in Madison was 88 at 11:32 a.m., 7 degrees above the normal high and 10 degrees below the record high of 98 for June 29, set in 1931.

Monday’s low in Madison was 66 at 11:59 p.m., 6 degrees above the normal low and 23 degrees above the record low of 43 for June 29, set in 1989.

Officially, 0.25 inches of precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Monday, boosting Madison’s June and meteorological summer (June through August) precipitation total to 5.07 inches, 0.67 inches above normal. The 2020 total rose to 18.68 inches, 2.45 inches above normal.

Madison’s record precipitation for June 29 is 1.44 inches in 1933.


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