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Summer-like weather for southern Wisconsin on the cusp of October
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Summer-like weather for southern Wisconsin on the cusp of October

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National Weather Service forecast graphic 9-27-21

Southern Wisconsin will see summer-like weather on the cusp of October, with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s, according to forecasters.

The National Weather Service predicts dry weather until there’s a 20% chance for showers Friday and Friday night, a 30% chance Saturday, and a 20% chance Saturday night and Sunday.

In Madison on Monday, look for sunny skies, a high near 81 and west winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour turning out of the north in the afternoon.

After an overnight low around 51, Tuesday should be sunny, with a high near 78 and southeast winds around 5 mph.

After a weekend of storms in the southern Plains, the severe pattern has shifted north. Dangerous thunderstorms will rattle the region with wind and hail.

After a low overnight Tuesday into Wednesday around 52, Wednesday’s forecast features sunny skies, a high near 83 and southeast winds around 5 mph.

The Weather Service said skies over Madison should be mostly sunny Thursday and Friday, and partly sunny Saturday and Sunday, with highs near 79, 76, 73 and 70, and lows Wednesday night through Saturday night around 55, 55, 54 and 53.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Max Tsaparis also forecasts summer-like weather for the close of September, with isolated showers possible Friday, rain possible Friday night, isolated showers possible Saturday, rain possible Saturday night, and a few showers possible Sunday.

Tsaparis said highs for Madison Monday through Sunday should be near 81, 78, 81, 79, 75, 72 and 70, and overnight lows around 50, 53, 57, 58, 54 and 54.

Sunday’s high in Madison was 81 at 1:20 p.m., 12 degrees above the normal high and 6 degrees below the record high of 87 for Sept. 26, set in 1974.

Sunday’s low in Madison was 52 at 1:42 a.m., 5 degrees above the normal low and 25 degrees above the record low of 27 for Sept. 26, set in 1966.

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No precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Sunday, leaving Madison’s September and meteorological fall (September through November) precipitation total (rain plus snow converted to liquid) at 2.34 inches, 0.68 inches below normal. The 2021 total stayed at 18.93 inches, 11.17 inches below normal.

Madison’s record precipitation for Sept. 26 is 1.27 inches in 1880.

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