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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Sunshine returns to the area today!  Temperatures will start in the lower teens and only climb to highs in the lower to middle 20s.  However, skies will be partly sunny and winds will be light.  Tonight will be partly cloudy and not as cold with low temperatures in the middle to upper teens.

Saturday will be partly sunny and not as cold with high temperatures climbing into the lower 30s. A large storm system will track just south of Wisconsin late Saturday through Sunday.  Skies will become mostly cloudy Saturday night with light snow developing. Sunday will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and colder with light snow showers.  Accumulations of 1-3" possible by Sunday.

By Monday, very cold weather will return to Wisconsin. Skies will be partly sunny, but it will be quite cold. Wind chills may be as cold as -5 to -15 early Monday morning with low temperatures starting around zero. High temperatures will only make it to the middle teens.  

One round of snow will develop from Monday night into early Tuesday. Another round of snow will be possible from late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. High temperatures will reach the middle 20s on Tuesday. Wednesday will be much colder with highs in the lower teens in the morning, with temperatures falling into the single digits in the afternoon. 

Thursday will be mostly sunny, but bitterly cold with lows in the single digits below zero and highs near 10. Wind chills will be as cold as -15 to -25 Thursday morning.

TODAY:
Partly sunny and seasonably cold.
High: 22
Wind: Light and Variable

TONIGHT:
Partly cloudy and not as cold.
Low: 18
Wind: S/SW 5-10 MPH

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and not as cold (becoming mostly cloudy with light snow developing at night). 
High: 31
Wind: SW to NE 6-12 MPH

SUNDAY:
Mostly cloudy, becoming breezy, and colder with light snow showers; accumulations of 1-3 possible.
Low: 16
High: 19; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling through the teens in the afternoon

MONDAY:
Partly sunny and very cold (becoming mostly cloudy with light snow developing at night).
Low: -1; Wind Chills: -5 to -15 in the morning
High: 15

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as bitter cold with light snow ending, then redeveloping late in the day.
Low: 10; temperatures nearly steady/slowly rising overnight
High: 24

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy, and much colder with light snow ending, then becoming partly sunny.
Low: 10 
High: 12; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling into the single digits

THURSDAY:
Mostly sunny and bitter cold.
Low: -8; Wind Chills: -15 to -25 by morning
High: 10
 

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Haddie McLean on Jan 30, 2015, 3:56 AM

Weather Links

Here are some weather related links for you to surf by.

NOAA Climate Outlook

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/
National Weather Service High/Low temps across the country.

Wisconsin State Climatology Office

http://www.aos.wisc.edu/~sco/
Climate information resource for Wisconsin .

Wisconsin Road Conditions

http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/driving-cond.htm
Road conditions for the state of Wisconsin

International Space Station visibility

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/
Naked-Eye Visibility Data for Madison, WI U.S.A.

National Climatic Data Center

http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/extremes.html
(Follow the link to U.S. Local Storm Reports)
Are you looking for information on past severe weather in your area? Follow this link to the National Climatic Data Center to look up storm reports.

Heat Index Chart

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
The Heat index is the apparent temperature you feel based on the combination of heat and humidity. Summer humidity can make temperatures in the 80s and 90s feel more like 100 degrees or hotter.

Wind Chill Chart

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/index.shtml
The wind chill is the apparent temperature your skin would feel if exposed to cold and windy conditions. This link will give you a chart to calculate the wind chill. In order to find the wind chill, all you need to know is the air temperature and the wind speed.

Wisconsin Climatology

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=mkx (Milwaukee NWS Office)
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=arx (LaCrosse NWS Office)
This site has a lot of local climate data for southern Wisconsin from the National Weather Service in Milwaukee.

National Hurricane Center

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
This page is the home of the National Hurricane Center. It will give updated information on tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, The Gulf of Mexico, and the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Stardate Online Sky Almanac

http://stardate.org/nightsky/almanac
This is a good basic current astronomy page from the University of Texas. Any time of day mentioned will be current because they are in the central time zone. This page will update on the 1st of each month. The page shows the current month's moon phases, basic planet locations, and significant astronomical events.

Meteor Observing Calendar

http://www.imo.net/calendar/
This link will give you summaries on meteor showers throughout the year.

Weather Calculators

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/box/calculate2.html
With this link, you can convert temperature, air pressure, and wind speeds to different units. For example you can see what 20 degrees Celsius is in Fahrenheit. This page also allows you to calculate heat index, wind chill, and relative humidity.

Current Snow Reporting + ski report...

http://www.recnewsnet.com/reports.html
Click here for the latest ski conditions in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

"The real scoop on the snow"

http://www.realconditions.com/
If you're traveling around the country or around the world, get the latest ski conditions here.

Check here often to get updated seven day weather forecasts for Madison and central Wisconsin.



FOX 47 METEOROLOGIST

Karin Swanson
Karin Swanson
FOX 47 Meteorologist

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