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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

This Thanksgiving Day holiday will be quite cold with any flurries ending early. Skies will become partly sunny with high temperatures only reaching the lower 20s. Skies will become mostly cloudy tonight with light snow developing after midnight. Temperatures will fall to around 10 degrees this evening, followed by temperatures holding nearly steady or rising through the teens overnight.

Friday will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as cold with light snow changing to freezing drizzle in the afternoon. High temperatures will reach the lower 30s.

Milder air will continue to move into Wisconsin on Saturday, with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures climbing into the lower 40s for high temperatures. Freezing drizzle in the morning will change to drizzle in the afternoon as temperatures climb above freezing. A cold front will sweep through the area on Sunday, but it will come pass with only a few flurries in the afternoon. High temperatures will reach the upper 30s on Sunday Morning, before temperatures fall through the 30s in the afternoon. 

Monday will be mostly sunny and colder with high temperatures in the middle 20s. Tuesday won't be as cold with variably cloudy skies and high temperatures in the middle 30s. Wednesday will be colder again with partly sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper 20s. 

A weather system will pass to our south on Thursday. With high temperatures expected only to be a few degrees above freezing, rain or snow are both possible. As the storm passes by on Friday, it will be a little colder with scattered flurries possible; high temperatures will reach the upper 20s.

THANKSGIVING DAY (TODAY):
A chance for flurries early, then becoming partly sunny and cold.
High: 22
Wind: NW 8-15 MPH

TONIGHT:
Becoming mostly cloudy with light snow developing overnight.
Low: 10; temperatures nearly steady/slowly rising through the teens overnight
Wind: S 6-12 MPH

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as cold with light snow changing to freezing drizzle in the afternoon.
High: 32
Wind: S 10-20 MPH

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with a chance for flurries and freezing drizzle.
Low: 26
Wind: S/SE 5-10 MPH

SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and milder with freezing drizzle changing to drizzle. 
High: 42
Wind: S 10-20 MPH

SUNDAY:
Variable cloudiness; becoming windy and turning colder with a few flurries possible in the afternoon.
Low: 33
High: 39; temperatures nearly steady/slowly falling through the 30s in the afternoon

MONDAY:
Mostly sunny and colder.
Low: 10
High: 24

TUESDAY:
Variable cloudiness and not as cold.
Low: 15
High: 35

WEDNESDAY:
Partly sunny and colder.
Low: 20
High: 29

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with snow and rain developing.
Low: 20
High: 35

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy and a little colder with scattered flurries.
Low: 20
High: 29 

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Gary Cannalte on Nov 27, 2014, 12:18 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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