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Severe weather threat increases this evening

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MADISON (WKOW) - After a couple dry day in a row, storm chances are on the rise by late Tuesday.

A cold front moving into the Upper Midwest will bring storms to southern Wisconsin later today.

Beforehand, we'll be warmer and more humid with highs in the mid 80s.

Storm chances increase by mid to late afternoon. Highest chance for storms will be late-evening through early overnight.

There is a slight, level 2/5 risk for severe storms north and west of Madison. Farther southeast, storms might not arrive til late at night or later Wednesday.

High wind gusts and heavy rain are the main threats.

Scattered showers and storms are expected as the main cold front meanders around our region.

Temps will be milder, though humidity sticks around, with a high of 80°.

Storm chances drop off overnight.

Partly to mostly sunny, warm and humid with highs in the mid 80s.

Mostly sunny, very warm and humid with temps in the upper 80s and isolated, pop-up storms possible.

The heat dome build causing temps to get to the low 90s. Heat index values will peak in the mid 90s.

A few storms are possible.

A few more storms are possible, though the exact timing is still up in the air. Temps will be very warm in the upper 80s and low 90s.

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Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist

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