50-50 weekend on the way weather-wise

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) Sunshine, dry, and warm temperatures have brought one of the nicest stretches of weather so far this Spring. The weekend weather looks like it will be split with beautiful conditions continuing Saturday and storm chances returning Sunday.

Another mild day is expected Saturday. Sunshine will get us back into the lower 80s. While it will be warm, low humidity will keep this comfortable. Clouds return Saturday night and into Sunday. By Sunday morning, scattered shower and storm activity will be moving in and that can be expected throughout the day. The good news is we are not expecting any severe weather and rainfall totals will generally be between a quarter and half inch.

With Saturday being the pick day of the weekend, expect to see a lot of people hitting area waterways. The good news is that after several days of sunshine and 80 degree temperatures, water temperatures have warmed nicely. Most rivers and lakes across southern Wisconsin are sitting into the upper 60s and lower 70s. You will still run into some chilly, and at time dangerously cold, waters if you are heading into far northern Wisconsin or the Great Lakes.

It's also National Boating & Water Safety Week and a reminder to be prepared if heading out onto the water this weekend. Know conditions before you go whether it's water conditions, weather conditions, or the condition of your boat. Always wear a life jacket as it is the best way to stay safe in the water. Steer clear of the pier and avoid any obstacles that could present a threat. While everyone wants to have a good time, you also want to have a safe time. Remember to boat sober and always have a sober driver.

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