MADISON (WKOW) — While it won’t be a “bad” week, you’ll certainly want to keep the umbrella on standby.
Light rain will gradually taper off later this evening as low pressure starts pulling away. With any luck, a few breaks in the overcast might allow you to catch part of the Perseid meteor shower overnight.
Tuesday will start out dry, but a few scattered showers are expected by afternoon as a trailing wave of low pressure dives in from the Northern Plains. You might even hear a rumble of thunder. Prior to any pockets of rain, expect partly sunny skies to send highs into the seasonable upper 70s. A few showers will likely linger into Tuesday night.
Look for a cooler and slightly unsettled Wednesday in the wake of Tuesday’s disturbance – highs in the mid 70s with just a few light showers. High pressure will follow for Thursday, resulting in the only completely dry day of the week. An advancing warm front should trigger a shower or storm again on Friday, but by no means will it be an all-day rain. Highs Thursday and Friday will remain in the mid-upper 70s, a tick or two below average for mid-August.
Thereafter, a warming trend. Just how toasty? Find out here in your 27 Storm Track extended forecast!