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Weekend warm up still on track

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MADISON (WKOW) - Today will be significantly warmer than the last couple of days.

After our two-day cold snap, temps are on the rise heading into the weekend. This comes on the heels of last week's two-day cold snap.

We have seen a trend for shorter cold snaps. In fact, Madison has lost a week's worth of below average temps over the past 50 years.

Climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that this is because of human-induced climate change overall significantly warming our winters.

Seven fewer below-average temperature days over the past 50 years via Climate Central

After a chilly set up this morning in the single digits, winds out of the SW on the backside of a high pressure system will cause temps to jump to the mid 30s this afternoon.

However, because of the breeze at around 10-15 mph and gusts up to 30 mph, wind chills will stay in the low to mid 20s this afternoon.

Temps continue to climb into the weekend. We get to the low 40s Saturday afternoon with low to mid 40s on Sunday!

A weather system begins to develop on Monday, but as of now, it looks to stay south of the stateline.

So we'll call for just a slight chance of a rain/snow mix on Monday with light snow also a possibility on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Stay tuned as we fine-tune the details for next week's potential active weather.

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Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist

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