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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

After a very cold start, this afternoon won't be quite as cold with partly sunny skies and highs reaching the upper 20s.  

As an area of low pressure moves near Wisconsin tonight, skies will become mostly cloudy, and it will be breezy and milder. Lows will occur early in the night, with temperatures rising near freezing by morning. Freezing drizzle and light freezing rain will move in tonight, but should change to drizzle or light rain early on Saturday as temperatures warm into the lower to middle 40s by Saturday afternoon. Fog will be possible Saturday night with warmer temperatures in the lower 40s and plenty of moisture. Mild air will linger across southern Wisconsin Sunday with rain becoming likely, especially in the afternoon. High temperatures will be near 50. 

On Monday, mostly cloudy, windy, and colder weather will move into Wisconsin on the back side of the departing low pressure system, with light rain showers mixing with and then changing to light snow and flurries. Temperatures will top out in the middle to upper 30s early on Monday, then fall through the 30s during the day. Some minor snow accumulation is possible from late Monday into Monday night. 

Flurries will end early Tuesday, and skies will gradually become partly sunny, but high temperatures will fall back near 30. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and breezy with light snow showers and some light accumulation possible as well as highs in the upper 20s.

It will be partly sunny and still unseasonably cold on Thanksgiving as highs will be in the upper 20s again. Heading into next weekend, temperatures will moderate again, getting into the mid 30s on Friday and near 40 Saturday with partly sunny skies.

***Freezing Rain Advisory from 9 PM tonight until 8 AM Saturday for Grant, Crawford, and Richland counties***
***Freezing Rain Advisory from 11 PM tonight until 8 AM Saturday for Juneau and Adams counties***
***Freezing Rain Advisory from 11 PM tonight until 9 AM Saturday for Marquette, Green Lake, Iowa, Dane, Lafayette, Green, Sauk, Columbia and Rock counties***
***Freezing Rain Advisory from 1 AM until 10 AM Saturday for Dodge, Jefferson and Walworth counties***

THIS AFTERNOON:
Partly sunny and not as cold.
High: 28
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Mostly cloudy, breezy and milder with freezing drizzle and light freezing rain (ice accumulations up to 0.1 are possible).
Low: 27 early, temperatures slowly rising into the lower 30s overnight
Wind: SW 10-20 MPH

SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy and milder with scattered light rain and drizzle.
High: 46
Wind: SW 8-15 MPH

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with scattered light rain showers and areas of fog.
Low: 42
Wind: S 10-20 MPH

SUNDAY:
Cloudy, breezy and mild with rain showers, heaviest in the afternoon (rain possibly mixing with snow overnight).
High: 49
Wind: S 10-20 MPH

MONDAY:
Cloudy, windy and becoming colder with light rain/snow mix changing to flurries (accumulations under 1 possible through Monday night).
Low: 34
High: 36; temperatures slowly falling during the day

TUESDAY:
Any flurries ending early, then becoming partly sunny and colder.
Low: 20
High: 30

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered light snow showers, some accumulation is possible.
Low: 16
High: 28

THANKSGIVING DAY (THURSDAY):
Partly sunny and unseasonably cold.
Low: 14
High: 27

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny and not as cold.
Low: 17
High: 34

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant.
Low: 24
High: 41

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Bob Lesh on Nov 21, 2014, 12:38 PM

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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