Weekend Forecast: Dry Saturday, soggy Sunday

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) Saturday, September 28, 2019
8:30 a.m.

Your NBC15 Weather Authority Forecast from Meteorologist James Parish:

Today's Weather Impact Scale: No impactful weather is expected today. Green (0 out of 4)

Tonight's Weather Impact Scale: Low (Yellow, 1 out of 4). Rain and a few storms will start to develop after 2 a.m. Widespread heavy rainfall and strong to severe storms are not expected at this time.

Sunday's Weather Impact Scale: Low (Yellow, 1 out of 4). Widespread rain and few storms are likely Sunday morning. Widespread heavy rainfall and strong storms are not expected at this time. Locally heavy rain will be possible, though.

Happy Saturday! Today is going to be the pick day of the weekend because it will be the drier half. Rain and a few storms are likely on Sunday, especially during the first half of the day. We'll likely get a break from the rain activity on Monday. However, another stretch of wet weather is expected to develop Tuesday through Wednesday.

This morning is cloudy and cool. We're waking up to temperatures in the 50s almost area wide. Don't be surprised if patchy fog slows you down this morning, but widespread travel problems are not expected. Other than a sprinkle this morning, rain is not going to have a big impact on your Saturday. The clouds we're waking up to this morning will slowly breakup throughout the day. Today is going to be cool. Highs will only be in the low to mid 60s this afternoon, so make sure to keep a light jacket handy.

The Wisconsin Badgers will take the Northwestern Wildcats at Camp Randall Stadium today. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. The start of the game will be cloudy and cool. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s at kickoff and warm into the low 60s throughout the game. Despite the clouds, you will not need a rain poncho. In fact, we should see a few peaks of sunshine by the second half.

Tonight will start out dry. Rain and a few storms will start to develop after 2 a.m. Lows will range from the upper 40s to the low to mid 50s.

Sunday will start out soggy. Rain and a few storms will move southwest to northeast across the area. Luckily, Sunday will not be a complete washout. The rain will slowly taper off late Sunday morning into Sunday afternoon. A few showers could linger in Sunday evening, though. Highs on Sunday will be in the low to mid 60s.

The start of the work week will be dry and very warm for most. Highs on Monday will be near 80 degrees.

Another wet weather pattern will develop Tuesday through Wednesday. Multiple rounds of heavy rain will be possible towards midweek. Widespread rainfall totals Tuesday - Wednesday will likely be between 1-3"+. With all the recent rain, flooding will be the main threat.

A cold front will clear the rain out towards the end of next week. Thursday and Friday of next week look dry with highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s.