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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

It'll be a cool start this morning with temperatures near 50 along with some patchy fog.  Skies will be mostly sunny today and high temperatures will climb to the middle 70s.  Quiet and cool tonight with lows near 50 once again.  

The weather through the Fourth of July weekend will be pleasant with sunshine and steadily increasing temperatures. Friday will be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the lower 80s. On Saturday the Fourth, it will be mostly sunny and quite warm with high temperatures in the middle 80s. There is a slight chance for showers north of Wisconsin Dells on Saturday.  Sunday will be partly sunny, becoming breezy, very warm, and more humid with high temperatures remaining in the middle 80s.

A storm system will move through the Midwest on Monday. A cold front will reach Wisconsin on Monday afternoon, and pass through the state on Monday night. Skies on Monday will become increasingly cloudy, and it will be very warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing, mainly in the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the middle 80s.

Any showers and thunderstorms will come to an end early Tuesday as the cold front moves east. The remainder of Tuesday will be partly sunny and warm, but less humid with high temperatures near 80 degrees. Wednesday will be mostly sunny and pleasant with high temperatures also remaining near 80 degrees.

TODAY:
Patchy fog early, otherwise mostly sunny and pleasant.
High: 74
Wind: E 5-10 MPH

TONIGHT:
Mostly clear and continued cool; patchy fog overnight.
Low: 51
Wind: Light and Variable

FRIDAY:
Mostly sunny and warmer. 
High: 81
Wind: S/SW 5-10 MPH

FOURTH OF JULY (SATURDAY):
Mostly sunny and warm (slight chance for showers north of Wisconsin Dells).
Low: 58
High: 84

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny, becoming breezy, very warm, and a little more humid.
Low: 62
High: 86

MONDAY:
Increasing cloudiness, very warm, and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing, mainly in the afternoon.
Low: 64
High: 85

TUESDAY:
Any showers and thunderstorms ending early, otherwise partly sunny and warm, but less humid.
Low: 65
High: 80

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly sunny and pleasantly warm.
Low: 57
High: 80

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Haddie McLean on Jul 2, 2015, 3:59 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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