The skies over Madison are expected to be mostly cloudy on Friday, partly sunny on Saturday, and sunny on Sunday and Monday, with highs near 36, 42 and 47, and Thursday evening through Sunday evening lows around 28, 40, 22 and 28.
27 Storm Track meteorologist Max Tsaparis forecasts patchy, light snow on Tuesday that could total less than half an inch; snow showers or light, patchy snow overnight; an irregular and light snow mix Thursday; mixed precipitation possible later Friday; snow mix possible Friday evening; and light snow possible on Saturday morning.
Tsaparis said highs for Madison from Tuesday to Monday are expected to be near 21, 30, 38, 39, 34, 40 and 44, and overnight lows around 17, 22, 27, 29, 22 and 26 .
Monday’s high in Madison was 34 at 12:38 a.m., 1 degree below the normal maximum and 22 degrees below the high of 56 for December 6, set in 1998.
Monday’s low in Madison was 6 to 11:55 p.m., 15 degrees below normal minimum and 17 degrees above the record low of 11 below December 6, set in 1972.
Officially, a trace of precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Monday, leaving the total precipitation for December and the Madison weather winter (December to February) (rain plus snow converted to liquid) at 0.16 inch, 0.22 inch below normal. For the year, Madison received 21.29 inches of precipitation, 14.59 inches less than normal.