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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Clouds will increase tonight as low pressure builds in from the west. A chance for showers and thunderstorms will develop toward early Friday morning. Temperatures will fall into the upper 50s. Friday will become more humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms and highs in the upper 70s.

The weekend will begin with partly sunny, very warm, and humid conditions on Saturday. Highs will reach the middle 80s and heat index values will be around 90 in the afternoon. There will be another chance for showers and thunderstorms Sunday as a cold front moves through the state. Highs will be in the lower 80s.  

Next week looks a little cooler than normal to start with highs in the middle and upper 70s. Highs will be around 80 degrees Wednesday and Thursday. There are small chances for thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and again late Wednesday. Thursday's showers and thunderstorms will be possible throughout the day. Any showers will end early Friday. Friday will become warm and more humid with highs in the lower 80s.

OVERNIGHT:
Increasing clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms moving in toward morning.
Low: 58
Wind: S 5-10 MPH

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy and increasingly humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
High: 78
Wind: S 8-15 MPH

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Variably cloudy, warm and muggy with scattered showers and thunderstorms and a chance of fog by morning.
Low: 66
Wind: SW 6-12 MPH

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny, very warm and humid.
High: 86; Heat Index: 88 to 93
Wind: W 6-12 MPH

SUNDAY:
Mostly cloudy and becoming less humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 66
High: 81

MONDAY:
Partly sunny, cooler and less humid.
Low: 54
High: 74

TUESDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant with a slight chance of isolated afternoon showers.
Low: 54
High: 78

WEDNESDAY:
Partly sunny and warm with a chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the day.
Low: 56
High: 80

THURSDAY:
Variably cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 60
High: 79

FRIDAY:
Any showers ending early, then partly sunny, warm and more humid.
Low: 63
High: 83

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Bob Lesh on Jul 24, 2014, 8:41 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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