Today, we are going off to the capital of Wisconsin. I suspect the weather there will be fairly similar to the weather we are seeing in the Twin Cities right now.
At 953PM, CT, Madison was reporting a temperature of 73 with fair skies. With an area of low pressure moving from the Dakotas into the Canadian Prairies, there was a brisk southerly wind moving through Illinois to Wisconsin. A slow moving cold front is currently progressing through eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, but it will take until very late Tuesday to early Monday to arrive.
This system has been marked by a great deal of lightning, despite a fairly low level of energy, so despite the relatively unimpressive model returns when this boundary is projecting when it arrives in Madison, it seems likely that there will be some thunderstorms when the boundary moves through. A more well defined and progressive upper level trough will phase with the surface low in the Plains, and drive the boundary through Madison much more quickly than it is moving at present. Ass a result, clearing will come to southern Wisconsin by Wednesday evening.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, breezy and warm, with increasing cloud and some showers late, High 77, Low 62
Wednesday – Morning showers and storms, clearing late High 68, Low 54
TWC: Tomorrow – Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 80, Low 65
Wednesday – Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 70, Low 54
AW: Tomorrow – Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 81, Low 65
Wednesday – Periods of clouds and sun (Early rain) High 72, Low 54
NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, Late rain High 77, Low 64
Wednesday – A 40 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, High 69, Low 57
WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny. A 20 % chance of light showers in the afternoon, High 78, Low 65
Wednesday – Partly sunny. A 50% chance of light rain showers in the morning, High 70, Low 54
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 77, Low 65
Wednesday – Partly cloudy with scattered showers, High 69, Low 59
FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain starting in the evening. High 78, Low 65
Wednesday – Rain until morning, starting again in the evening. High 77, Low 56
Here is a look at the satellite imagery showing just how tall the tops are in the center of the country. Definitely some convection there!