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Near record cold Friday morning followed by milder Saturday

MADISON (WKOW) – Temps are frigid for this time of year, but the cold will ease heading into the first half of the weekend.

A dominant area of high pressure has moved over Wisconsin. It has its origins over the Arctic Circle which is why our air mass is so cold.

Combined with the snow on the ground, conditions are even colder than they would be otherwise with temps in the single digits.

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Record in jeopardy is 7° set on this date in 1991.

Highs only recover to the upper 20s with winds slowly shifting from the SW and partly sunny skies.

This allows temps to only dip to low and mid 20s overnight as clouds thicken.

Highs on Saturday for the Badgers game rebounds to near 40°. Another cold front could bring a light mix, mainly for northern spots late Saturday evening and overnight.

Temps Sunday stay cool in the low to mid 30s with a few flurries by late-day. As another system dives in from the northwest, a little light snow is possible Sunday night and early on Veterans Day.

Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist

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