Chilly, windy Saturday ahead

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) Your NBC15 Weather Authority Forecast from Meteorologist James Parish:

Today's Weather Impact Scale: Low (Yellow, 1 out of 4). Expect southwest winds at 15-20 mph. Wind gusts could be as high as 35 mph. This could result in challenging driving conditions and keep wind chills near 40 degrees today. Light rain will also start to develop this afternoon and evening. A few snow flakes could mix in this evening and overnight. Rainfall totals will be less than 0.25"

Good Saturday morning! It's a cold start to our Saturday. Some of us are freezing, literally. Temperatures are in the 30s area wide. Unfortunately, the wind is putting wind chills in the upper 20s this morning. You're going to need to bundle up for stepping out the door this morning.

Today is going to be a chilly day. Highs will be only be in the mid to upper 40s. A few places could hit 50 degrees. Today is going to be windy, so wind chills or feels-like temperatures will be about 5-10 degrees below the actual air temperature. Today will start out mostly sunny. Clouds will increase throughout the day and light rain will start to develop later today and tonight. It's possible a few snowflakes could mix in with the rain this evening and tonight.

The Wisconsin Badgers will take on the Michigan State Spartans this afternoon at Camp Randall. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Temperatures will warm into the upper 40s throughout the day. Unfortunately, it's not even going to feel that warm. A strong southwest wind will keep wind chills just below or near 40 degrees. Make sure you bundle up if you're going to the game. Clouds will increase throughout the game. Even though it's not likely, light rain could develop towards the end of the game or 5th quarter.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and cold. Lows will be in the low to mid 30s. Madison and points south will likely stay just above freezing. However, places north of Madison could drop to or just below freezing. Make sure to protect your sensitive plants and bring your pets inside.

Sunday will be a mostly cloudy and chilly day. Highs will only be in the low to mid 40s. A few showers will be possible in the afternoon. Sunday will also be breezy with a west wind at 10-15 mph.

The sky will clear and the wind will lighten up Sunday night. This will allow temperatures to drop to or below freezing across the area. Widespread frost is expected. With a clearing sky, you should be able to see the Hunter's Moon Sunday night.

The start of next week will be sunny and warmer, but not warm. Highs on Monday will be near 50 degrees. Our next weather maker will move through on Tuesday. It will bring in a round of rain. Most places won't even see an inch of rain by midweek. Highs on Tuesday will be in the low to mid 50s.

The second half of the week looks mostly dry. Temperatures will warm from the upper 40s on Wednesday to near 60 degrees by Friday.