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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

Skies will be mostly cloudy this afternoon, and it will continue cold with scattered flurries that should end late in the day. High temperatures will reach the middle 20s.

Skies will become mostly clear tonight, and it will be cold with temperatures falling to the upper single digits by morning.

On Monday, expect partly sunny skies and continued cold weather with high temperatures in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees.

A strong area of low pressure will develop to our southwest, and move through southern Wisconsin on Tuesday. Skies will turn mostly cloudy on Monday night, and light snow will develop, possibly mixing with sleet and freezing rain toward Tuesday morning. The mixed precipitation may change to rain and isolated thunderstorms on Tuesday, mainly south of Madison, as temperatures slowly climb above freezing, rising to the middle 30s in the afternoon. For areas near and north of Madison, snow or mixed precipitation will continue, with the potential for several inces of accumulation. A cold front will sweep through Wisconsin late in the day, causing temperatures fall again Tuesday evening, changing rain and any mixed precipitation back to snow before tapering to flurries overnight into early Wednesday morning.

Much colder air will continue to sweep through Wisconsin on Wednesday. Skies will be variably cloudy, but it will be breezy and much colder with a chance for flurries. High temperatures will start out in the middle teens early in the day, but should will slowly fall into the single digits in the afternoon. Skies will turn mostly clear and it will turn bitterly cold on Wednesday night, with low temperatures falling to the middle single digits below zero and wind chills dropping to -10 to -20. Thursday will be partly sunny and unseasonably cold again with high temperatures only reaching the middle teens.

Temperatures will moderate quickly on Friday, with partly sunny skies and breezy southwesterly winds pushing high temperatures back into the middle 30s.

We should actually see near-normal temperatures for next weekend. Skies will be partly sunny on Saturday with high temperatures reaching the upper 30s. A weak cold front will move through on Saturday night, bringing mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds along with a few flurries. Sunday will be partly sunny and a little colder, with high temperatures reaching the lower 30s.

THIS AFTERNOON:
Mostly cloudy and cold with scattered flurries ending late.
High: 26
Wind: W/SW 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Becoming mostly clear and cold.
Low: 8
Wind: W/NW 6-12 MPH

MONDAY:
Partly sunny and continued cold.
High: 28
Wind: NW to S 6-12 MPH

MONDAY NIGHT:
Becoming mostly cloudy and milder with light snow developing, possibly mixed with some sleet and freezing rain toward morning.
Low: 23; temperatures nearly steady/slowly rising into the lower 30s by morning
Wind: SE 8-15 MPH

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with snow and mixed precipitation changing to rain, mainly south of Madison. Precipitation changing to all snow in the evening, tapering to flurries overnight. Several inches of snow accumulation are possible, especially north of Madison.
High: 34
Wind: SE to N 10-20 MPH

WEDNESDAY:
Variable cloudiness, windy, and much colder with a chance for flurries (becoming mostly clear and bitterly cold overnight).
Low: 12
High: 14; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling into the single digits in the afternoon

THURSDAY:
Mostly sunny and unseasonably cold.
Low: -6 (Record low for Madison is -12 set in 1890); Wind Chills: -10 to -20 in the morning
High: 15 (Record lowest high for Madison is 3 set in 1890)

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny, becoming breezy, and milder.
Low: 9
High: 35

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant (becoming mostly cloudy and breezy at night with a chance for flurries).
Low: 19
High: 39

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and a little colder.
Low: 21
High: 33

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Gary Cannalte on Mar 1, 2015, 10:28 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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