Your Weather Authority: Tracking a line of strong storms tonight

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) Tonight's Weather Impact Scale: 2 (Medium) due to the potential for a few strong storms capable of strong wind gusts, small hail and locally heavy rain.

Get your rain gear ready! The weather pattern looks active this week. Multiple rounds of rain and storms could impact southern Wisconsin through Friday. There will also be the potential for heavy rain and strong storms at times. It won't be raining everywhere all day each day, though.

A line of rain and storms is expected to develop west of the area and move across southern Wisconsin this evening and overnight. The strongest storms within this line could pose a threat of severe weather and locally heavy rainfall. Temperatures will not tumble too far tonight. Most places will hold steady in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

Scattered showers and storms will linger into Tuesday morning. The threat of strong storms should be gone by the morning commute. Other than a few showers or storms, Tuesday is looking mostly dry. Tuesday is going to be the warmest day this week. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s. Tuesday is also going to be breezy with a south wind at 10-20 mph.

A cold front will stall out across Wisconsin on Wednesday and be the focal point for more showers and storms. Showers and storms are likely Wednesday. A few could be strong to severe. Highs on Wednesday will be near or just above 80 degrees.

On Thursday, a potent storm system that will pass just to our north will drag a cold front across the area. This front will bring in more showers and storms. Right now, it looks like this front will come through late Thursday into Friday morning. We're going to notice a big change in the weather after the front passes. Highs on Thursday ahead of the front will be near or just above 80 degrees, while highs on Friday will be in the back in the low to mid 70s. We're also going to notice a drop in the humidity. Rain should not impact Friday night football games.

The upcoming weekend will start out dry and seasonable. Highs on Saturday will be in the low to mid 70s. A few showers could return Saturday night into Sunday. Highs on Sunday will be in the mid to upper 70s.