After Tuesday, the days in the 40s look to be behind us.
In Madison on Sunday it was a cold 15 degrees at 5:53 a.m., with increasing clouds, a high near 39 and calm winds becoming southeast winds around 5 miles per hour forecast by the Weather Service.
Friday will be partly sunny with a high around 66, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, around 73 degrees, the service said. Our low temperatures will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
As colder air filters in behind the front, we'll have a chance for a light rain/snow mix in northern Kansas Friday night into early Saturday morning.
Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. High temperatures will be in the upper-40s, but with a strong early April sun, it will at least feel nice in your vehicle or next to your window. Winds will pick up out of the northwest at 5-10 miles per hour. Temperatures bottom out in the upper teens to low 20s.
While that two-day reprieve from the cold will be a welcome feeling, there's still a chance for more snow on Friday as a system moves into the region. Winds will be light and variable after midnight.
Winter Storm Watches have been put into effect for Judith, Cascade and Fergus counties due to potential of moderate to heavy snow making travel hard through Friday. This almost stationary front is separating colder air north from warmer air south. Yes...we will get close to 70° in our southern counties. The snow mixing in with rain will help limit snowfall and will be hard to accumulate with surfaces being warm. The front will be gone by Sunday. There's likely showers, perhaps some thunderstorms, later during the day. Temps recover to the mid and upper 40s. Strong winds for the Cody Foothills also expected with the front. This system actually brings a warm front through IN, aiding the warm up.
We will have rain, heavy at times early on Monday, then this will taper off as the day goes on. Sharp rises on rivers likely with an elevated risk of flooding. A few showers will linger on Tuesday otherwise we will have more clouds compared to sunshine. We will be fine-tuning the forecast as the week progresses, so be sure to remain aware of any adjustments in potential impacts.