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Wet, windy, and mild tonight and tomorrow

MADISON (WKOW) – A strong storm system developing over the Central Plains will move in our direction giving us strong winds, widespread rain, and mild temperatures over the next 24 hours.

Dense fog lifted out midday leaving us with mostly cloudy and mild weather in the afternoon. Temperatures reached the mid 40s; making it the first time all month long highs have climbed above average (average high this time of year is 43°).

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Widespread rain will develop tonight and winds will increase as a strong storm system heads directly towards Wisconsin. Widespread rain will continue into the morning before diminishing midday. The morning commute will be a wet one! Rainfall accumulations of 0.5 to 1.0 inch are expected.

Temperatures will stay near 40 degrees overnight and will then reach the low 50s by midday tomorrow. Temperatures will start to drop off in the afternoon as the storm system pulls away. Winds will be strong, gusting to 35 mph.

Temperatures will drop into the mid 20s Friday morning as the strong storm continues to pull away and usher in colder air. This flash freeze will cause iciness for the Friday morning commute as water puddles freeze over.

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Bob Lindmeier

Chief meteorologist, WKOW

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