MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- If you thought it felt a little cool today, you weren't alone. High temperatures across southern Wisconsin only topped out into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Officially in Madison, the temperature climbed to 61 degrees.
This was cold enough for a two way tie for the second coldest Father's Day on Record, dating back to 1910 when Father's Day was recognized as a national holiday. It was also 61 degrees back in 1974. The coldest Father's Day on record was 57 degrees back in 1950. To put it in perspective, average high for today's date is 78 degrees!
The main culprit was a stIff northeasterly wind over the last 24 hours coupled with extensive cloud cover and rain. Madison picked up .34 of an inch of rain this weekend. Lighter totals were recorded to the east while significantly heavier totals in excess of an inch were reported along the Mississippi.
The good news is that we are back to a "Green" on our Weather Impact Scale Monday. The bad news is that this will not last long. Tuesday will bring increasing chances of rain through the day ahead of our next weathermaker. From there, a daily chance of shower and storm activity is in the forecast through the upcoming weekend.
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