FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast
Skies will be variably cloudy tonight, and this should prevent us from being as cold as last night; low temperatures will fall to the upper single digits above zero to around 10 degrees. Winds should remain light, so bitter cold wind chills are not expected.
A weather disturbance passing to our north, and a developing winter storm to our south will combine to bring us some light snow from later Friday afternoon through Friday night into Saturday before it ends. Snow accumulations here should generally be around an inch or so, mainly on Friday night, but there could be higher amounts up to 3" in the far eastern viewing area. Highs will be in the lower 20s for Friday and Saturday.
Colder air arrives for Sunday with lows in the single digits above zero, but wind chills could drop to near 20 below zero due to brisk winds. Sunday will be partly sunny and very cold with highs in the teens.
Another weak weather disturbance arrives on Monday with a chance for snow showers as high temperatures climb back into the 20s. High pressure arrives for Tuesday and Wednesday with colder weather and some sunshine. Highs will be near 20 both days.
The end of next week looks unsettled with a large storm taking shape, but the timing and track of the storm are very uncertain at this time. Stay tuned as we get closer.
Temps: 15 to 11
Wind: W 5-10 MPH
Variably cloudy and not as cold.
Wind: N 5-10 MPH
Mostly cloudy and cold with a chance of light snow late in the day.
Wind: NE 8-15 MPH
Cloudy and breezy with light snow showers.
Wind: NE 10-20 MPH
Mostly cloudy, breezy early and cold with light snow showers (total accumulations 1-3).
Wind: NE 8-15 MPH
Partly sunny and very cold.
Low: 4; Wind Chills: -5 to -15 early
Variably cloudy and not as cold with occasional snow showers.
Partly sunny, windy and colder with a slight chance of flurries early.
Partly sunny, breezy and cold.
Increasing clouds and becoming windy and not as cold with a chance of snow showers late.
Cloudy, windy and becoming colder with snow showers.
High: 25; temperatures falling through the day
- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Bob Lesh on Dec 12, 2013, 3:27 PM
Here are some weather related links for you to surf by.
NOAA Climate Outlook
National Weather Service High/Low temps across the country.
Wisconsin State Climatology Office
Climate information resource for Wisconsin .
Wisconsin Road Conditions
Road conditions for the state of Wisconsin
International Space Station visibility
Naked-Eye Visibility Data for Madison, WI U.S.A.
National Climatic Data Center
(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
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
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.
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
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
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
This link will give you summaries on meteor showers throughout the year.
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...
Click here for the latest ski conditions in Wisconsin and the Midwest.
"The real scoop on the snow"
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.
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