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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

This afternoon will be mostly sunny, hot, and humid with high temperatures around 90 degrees. Heat index values will be between 92 and 97 degrees.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, mild, and muggy with patchy fog possible overnight. Temperatures will fall to the middle 70s by late evening; overnight low temperatures will fall to around 70 degrees by morning.

More of the same weather is expected on Wednesday, with partly sunny, hot and humid conditions with high temperatures around 90 degrees, and afternoon heat index values in the middle to upper 90s. As a weak wind shift drops through Wisconsin, there is a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm in the late afternoon into Wednesday night.

A ridge of high pressure will remain over much of the country for the rest of the week, continuing the summer-like weather. It will be partly sunny with high temperatures near 90 degrees, while heat index values continue in the middle to upper 90s every day for Thursday and Friday.

The Labor Day weekend will continue with well above-normal temperatures. Saturday and Sunday will be partly sunny, very warm, and humid with high temperatures in the upper 80s, and heat index values in the middle 90s. As a cold front approaches from the northwest, a chance for showers and thunderstorms will develop from late Sunday afternoon or Sunday night into Labor Day Monday. On Labor Day, a little more cloud cover will keep high temperatures in the lower 80s.

Behind the cold front, Tuesday should be partly sunny, cooler, and less humid with high temperatures in the middle 70s.

THIS AFTERNOON:
Mostly sunny, hot, and humid. 
High: 90; Heat Index: 92 to 97
Wind: S/SW 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Partly cloudy, mild, and muggy; patchy fog is possible overnight.
Low: 69
Wind: S/SW 5-10 MPH

WEDNESDAY:
Partly sunny, hot, and humid; a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm late in the day. 
High: 90; Heat Index: 92 to 97
Wind: SW 6-12 MPH

WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy, mild and muggy with areas of fog overnight; a chance for showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 66
Wind: SE 5-10 MPH

THURSDAY:
Partly sunny, very warm, and humid. 
High: 89; Heat Index: 91 to 96
Wind: S/SE 6-12 MPH

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny, very warm, and humid.
Low: 66
High: 89; Heat Index: 91 to 96

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny, very warm, and humid.
Low: 65
High: 87; Heat Index: 88 to 93

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny, continued very warm, and humid; a chance for showers and thunderstorms late in the day or at night.
Low: 65
High: 87; Heat Index: 89 to 94

LABOR DAY (MONDAY):
Variable cloudiness, warm, and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Low: 66
High: 81

TUESDAY:
Partly sunny, cooler, and less humid.
Low: 53
High: 75 

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Gary Cannalte on Sep 1, 2015, 11:26 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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