Will Records Be Broken This Weekend

Sunday & Monday could top previous high temperatures
Multiple days into the 90s coming our way
Published: Aug. 30, 2023 at 2:51 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2023 at 4:31 PM CDT
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  • Temperatures are on an upward trend
  • High temperatures along with low humidity this weekend
  • Heat wave breaks after Labor Day
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Thursday was another mild and dry day for southern Wisconsin.  Here in Madison, we began the day at 44F and made our way back to the sunny mid to upper-70s.  Our warming trend has begun as an area of high pressure is now making its way east, allowing for a more southerly flow into our area.  Sunny skies continue for Friday and we’ll make our way up into the lower 80s.

What’s Coming Up...

As we head into the weekend and beginning of next week, we begin our First Alert Days for excessive heat.  Saturday through Tuesday are all expected to reach into the 90s, with Sunday and Labor Day being the hottest of the days.  Records could be broken here in Madison for those two days with Sunday forecasted to be 96F (previous record 92) and Labor Day topping out at 95 (previous record 94).

Looking Ahead...

This stretch of hot First Alert Days will be drier than our last run last week when we experienced oppressive heat index values into the triple digits.  With lower relative humidity expected, we’re not looking for the heat index to be more than 3-5 degrees over our top temperature.  Still, make sure you take all the same precautions when you’re outside, particularly in the heating of the afternoon.

Our heat wave breaks on Wednesday when we’re looking for milder air to move in with some showers.

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