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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Mostly sunny skies will allow highs to climb to the middle 60s this afternoon. It will be mostly clear and not quite as cool tonight.  A little patchy fog is possible as low drop to the lower 40s.  High pressure will keep things very pleasant for Wednesday and Thursday, as skies remain sunny and temperatures top out in the upper 60s for highs. 

A cold front will approach the area on Friday, leading to a few more clouds and breezy south winds. Friday's highs will jump into the mid 70s out ahead of the front. As the front slowly moves through the area, showers and thunderstorms will be possible from late Friday through Saturday. Saturday should still be warm with highs in the upper 70s

The front will pass Saturday night and temperatures will dip back into the upper 60s for Sunday and Monday with high pressure taking control of the weather again, leading to more sunshine. Temperatures will warm again into mid week, with highs back in the lower to middle 70s by Wednesday. 

THIS AFTERNOON:
Mostly sunny and not as cool.
High: 66
Wind: W 5-10 MPH

TONIGHT:
Mostly clear and cool with patchy fog possible.
Low: 43
Wind: Light & Variable

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly sunny and pleasant.
High: 68
Wind: W 5-10 MPH

WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear and cool.
Low: 46
Wind: Light NE

THURSDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant.
High: 69
Wind: SE 6-12 MPH

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny, breezy and warm with a chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the day.
Low: 53
High: 75

SATURDAY:
Variably cloudy, breezy and warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 62
High: 79

SUNDAY:
Becoming partly sunny, breezy and cooler.
Low: 56
High: 69

MONDAY:
Mostly sunny and pleasant.
Low: 46
High: 68

TUESDAY:
Mostly sunny and continued pleasant.
Low: 48
High: 70

WEDNESDAY:
Partly sunny and warm.
Low: 52
High: 74

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Bob Lesh on Sep 16, 2014, 10:41 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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