Rain ending Wednesday signals start of cold stretch of Wisconsin weather

October 11, 2018

Rainy weather for seemingly the past two months will be ending in Madison, but the rain is being replaced by cold.

Not bone-chilling January cold, but cold enough to make frost this weekend.

The National Weather Service said high temperatures starting Thursday will only get to the mid- to upper 40s and maybe 50, all the way to Tuesday.

Rain chances are limited, but we could see widespread frost Friday morning and Saturday morning.

The day-to-day outlook:

Wednesday afternoon: An 80 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4 p.m., then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m., high near 69. Up to a quarter-inch of rain is possible, more during storms.Wednesday night: A 30 percent chance of scattered showers, mainly before 7 p.m., low around 41. Winds gusting up to 30 mph.Thursday: Partly sunny, high near 46. Winds gusting up to 30 mph.Thursday night: Partly cloudy, low around 34.Friday: Widespread frost before 9 a.m., partly sunny, high near 45.Friday night: Widespread frost mainly after 1 a.m., low around 33.Saturday: Widespread frost mainly before 9 a.m., sunny, high near 50.Saturday night: A 30 percent chance of showers after 8 p.m., low around 39.Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers before 8 a.m., high near 48.Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, low around 36.Monday: Partly sunny, high near 45.Monday night: Areas of frost, low around 35.Tuesday: Mostly sunny, high near 51.

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