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FOX 47'S Seven Day Forecast

A low deck of clouds will sink southward this morning.  Skies will turn mostly cloudy in Dane county and areas to the north.  Highs will be in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees.  Friday will be partly sunny and a little milder with high temperatures reaching the middle 30s.

Skies will be variably cloudy on Saturday with high temperatures in the middle 30s. On Sunday, southerly winds will bring some moisture into the Midwest. Skies will become mostly cloudy with a chance for drizzle or flurries late in the day; high temperatures will reach the middle 30s. As temperatures drop below freezing at night, flurries are possible, and drizzle may change to freezing drizzle.

A complex storm system will take shape across the Midwest from Monday into Tuesday and Christmas Eve Wednesday. On Monday, it will be mostly cloudy and breezy with snow shower, possibly mixed with rain. High temperatures will reach the middle 30s. Mostly cloudy skies with snow showers will continue on Tuesday with minor accumulations possible; high temperatures will reach the lower to middle 30s. As an area of low pressure moves to the southeast and east of Wisconsin on Christmas Eve Wednesday, it will merge with another low pressure system, and may rapidly intensify. It will become very windy on Christmas Eve day with light snow and flurries. Minor snow accumulations are once again possible. High temperatures will reach the upper 20s. Flurries will come to an end early Christmas Day, with variably cloudy skies expected. Winds will remain strong on Christmas Day before slowly diminishing. High temperatures will remain in the upper 20s. There is a chance for snow to redevelop later on Thursday (Christmas Day) night as another storm system approaches the Midwest.

Be sure to monitor the latest forecast if you have travel plans next week, especially if travelling through Wisconsin or areas to the east and southeast. 

TODAY:
Becoming mostly cloudy; seasonably cold.
High: 29
Wind: NW 5-10 MPH

TONIGHT:
Becoming partly cloudy.
Low: 17
Wind: Light and Variable

FRIDAY:
Partly sunny and pleasant. 
High: 32
Wind: Light and Variable

SATURDAY:
Variably cloudy and continued pleasant. 
Low: 19
High: 35

SUNDAY:
Becoming mostly cloudy with a chance for drizzle or flurries, mainly late in the day (a chance for flurries and freezing drizzle at night).
Low: 22
High: 36

MONDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance for snow showers, possibly mixed with rain.
Low: 27
High: 35

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy with snow showers; minor accumulations are possible.
Low: 28
High: 34 

CHRISTMAS EVE (WEDNESDAY):
Mostly cloudy, becoming very windy, and cold with light snow and flurries; minor accumulations are possible.
Low: 26
High: 29

CHRISTMAS DAY (THURSDAY):
Variable cloudiness, windy, and cold with a chance for flurries early in the day (becoming mostly cloudy at night with a chance for snow).
Low: 19
High: 29

- Last Updated By: Meteorologist Haddie McLean on Dec 18, 2014, 3:56 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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