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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Today will be mostly cloudy and cool again with highs in the lower 50s. There is a chance for a rain shower late in the day. Any light rain showers will change to flurries tonight as temperatures fall into the lower 30s. Winds will increase as a cold front moves southward through Wisconsin.

Flurries will come to an end in the morning on Halloween Friday, with skies clearing in the afternoon. Halloween will be a windy and cold day with highs only near 40 degrees. Temperatures will drop quickly Friday evening. Trick-or-Treaters will need to dress warmly with temperatures falling into the middle 30s in the evening, although winds should slowly diminish late in the day into Friday evening.

This weekend, high pressure will be directly over southern Wisconsin on Saturday. It will be sunny and chilly with low temperatures Saturday morning in the lower 20s, while afternoon temperatures will only climb to the lower 40s. As the high moves to the east on Sunday, partly sunny skies and increasing southerly winds will boost high temperatures back to near 50 degrees.

Monday will become mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers developing in the afternoon. High temperatures will reach the lower 50s. After a cold front passes, showers will gradually end on Tuesday with some afternoon clearing possible; high temperatures will only reach the middle 40s. Skies will become increasingly cloudy again on Wednesday as yet another weather system moves toward Wisconsin. It will become breezy in the afternoon with high temperatures in the upper 40s. A chance for rain and snow showers will develop Wednesday night. 

TODAY:
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for rain showers late in the day.
High: 51
Wind: SW 6-12 MPH to W in the afternoon

TONIGHT:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and cold with any light rain showers changing to flurries.
Low: 31
Wind: N/NW 10-20 MPH

HALLOWEEN (FRIDAY):
Mostly cloudy, windy, and colder with a chance for flurries in the morning; clearing skies in the afternoon. 
High: 40
Wind: N/NE 15-30 MPH with higher gusts diminishing late in the day

SATURDAY:
Mostly sunny and continued cold.
Low: 23
High: 43

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny, becoming breezy, and not as cold.
Low: 27
High: 50

MONDAY:
Becoming mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers developing in the afternoon.
Low: 37
High: 52

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and colder with showers gradually ending; some afternoon clearing is possible.
Low: 37
High: 44

WEDNESDAY:
Increasing cloudiness and becoming breezy in the afternoon (becoming mostly cloudy with a chance for rain and snow showers at night).
Low: 28
High: 47
 

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Haddie McLean on Oct 30, 2014, 3:54 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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