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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

A large area of low pressure near Hudson Bay continues to dominate the weather in Wisconsin. A weak disturbance rotating around this low pressure system will bring a good chance of showers and thunderstorms today, especially in the afternoon and evening.  Any stronger storms will have the potential to produce small hail and gusty winds.  High temperatures will be in the lower 80s. Overnight lows will fall to the upper 50s.

Over the weekend, we will stay mainly dry with only a slight chance of isolated showers in the afternoon. High temperatures will remain in the lower 80s.

Next week, the shower and thunderstorm chances return on Monday and the best chances of rain will be from Tuesday through early Thursday as a warm front stalls across southern Wisconsin. Highs will remain near 80.

TODAY:
Variably cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon.
High: 81
Wind: SW 5-10 MPH

TONIGHT:
Evening showers and thunderstorms diminishing, otherwise partly cloudy with patchy fog developing overnight.
Low: 58
Wind: Light & Variable

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and warm with a slight chance for afternoon showers.
High: 81
Wind: Var. 5-10 MPH

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny, and a bit more humid with a slight chance for afternoon showers.
Low: 61
High: 82

MONDAY:
Partly sunny, warm, and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 61
High: 82

TUESDAY:
Variably cloudy, warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 64
High: 80

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly cloudy and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 65
High: 79

THURSDAY:
Variably cloudy and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly early.
Low: 63
High: 77

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Haddie McLean on Aug 1, 2014, 4:02 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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