Record low temperature set in Madison Thursday

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- The recent Arctic outbreak broke yet another record in the Madison area Thursday morning. The low temperature dipped to a bone chilling minus 26 degrees. This broke the old record of minus 22 degrees set back in 1985.

Fortunately, the worst is behind us in terms of the dangerously cold conditions. With that being said, it will still take the better part of the next day or two to warm things up significantly. A weak disturbance passes Thursday night into Friday with some snow showers. This is along the leading edge of some warmer air that will eventually get us above the zero degree mark by midday Friday. Temperatures are expected to crack the freezing mark as we move into the weekend!

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