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Atlantic high pressure to affect weekday weather

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FIRST ALERT: Sun and storms at times through the weekend

Friday night will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. The 99-percent gibbous moon will rise at 9:07 p.m.in the Twin Cities, more than a half hour after sunset. Rain will gradually become more scattered and push to the south this afternoon. Small hail and locally heavy rain can be expected with the stronger storms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.

Overnight tonight, we will have mostly cloudy skies with temperatures falling to the mid 70s.

With high pressure settling into the region we'll get to enjoy some great summer weather for the rest of the week.

No precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Tuesday, keeping Madison's August total at 0.46 inches, 0.63 inches below normal.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. After a few days of elevated rain chances, there is a good possibility that the ground where you are is already saturated, so more intense rain would not help the cause. However, we could see some localized flooding in places. South wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. With the boundary not moving much, rain will remain in the forecast into the overnight hours as well. Between showers there will be breaks of sunshine. Expect consistent nighttime temps in the middle 60s and daytime temps in the 70s (and possibly some lower 80s).

Rainfall and the severity of the storms are expected to increase throughout the weekend. Far north may see an isolated shower this afternoon as well. Sunday night will be mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the evening.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 84 degrees Saturday, 74 degrees Sunday and 67 degrees Monday. There will be a 40 percent chance of rain at night. The upper level high will begin to move back to the west causing the rain chances to go back up.

Thursday looks like another near flawless day.

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