Freezing rain could make for a slick morning commute

Strong thunderstorms headed for San Antonio
Weather Blog: Heavy Rain and Some Freezing Rain Potential This Week
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20 February, 2018

Highs in the lower to middle 30s on Tuesday as any morning freezing precipitation gives way to clearing skies by afternoon.

"Up to a 1/2" of ice is possible for far N&NW spots where significant glazing is expected making for unsafe travel.

The next low pressure system of interest will push up toward northern Illinois Thursday night and could bring light snow to our area Thursday evening into early Friday. There is another chance of a wintry mix late Wednesday into Thursday morning as moisture advects back into the area from the south, as temperatures begin to hover around freezing. Mostly cloudy with a high near 32.

Saturday's high in Madison was 29 at 1:54 p.m., 3 degrees below the normal high and 32 degrees below the record high of 61 for February 17, set in 1981. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

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Additional Strong Storm Threats: Isolated stronger storms may produce up to 1 inch sized hail and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to high 70s through Wednesday. As such, I've maintained a chance of rain on Friday and kept 10% in the forecast to account for anything slow to exit the area early on Saturday. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. A cold front is expected during the day Wednesday with additional showers and thunderstorms expected behind the front for several hours. Cloudy with a high near 55. Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

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