Wednesday forecast: chances for afternoon, evening showers in store for Polk County

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Expect a mostly cloudy day with a high near 60, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday morning will be sunnier in the late morning, and Friday evening looks pretty clear. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Tuesday's high in Madison was 70 at 5:39 p.m., 11 degrees above the normal high and 17 degrees below the record high of 87 for April 18, set in 1977. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

On Thursday, there is a chance of rain showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. Tonight, mostly cloudy with 20 percent chance of showers before 8 p.m. South southwest wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday night - Clear, with a low around 55. Patchy areas of dense fog possible. Mostly cloudy with a low around 58. Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour.

Thursday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely mainly after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 10 miles per hour.

On Friday, there is a chance of rain showers, mainly before 2 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Saturday: A chance of rain after 9am.

Today - Sunny, with a high near 69.

On Sunday, rain is likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Monday: A chance of rain before 9am.

Wednesday, April 19 - Sunny, with a high near 78. The overnight low is expected to be near 40.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

After a partly sunny start this morning, the weather service says overcast skies will dominate by the afternoon hours.

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